Finally, the weather is to allow Chicagoans, who have used an estimated 25% more than normal air conditioning in July, to turn off their air conditioners. A spell of unseasonably cool late-summer temperatures is in control and will hold Wednesday temperatures to late May and early June levels.
The cool air ends 19-day consecutive days of 80s; below normal temps to dominate most of July’s remaining days.The arrival of cooler weather brings to an unceremonious end a 19-day streak of 80-degree or warmer temperatures. With a reinforcing outbreak of unseasonably cool temperatures due this weekend, the trend toward below normal overall temperatures is likely to continue through July’s close next week.
Warm weather enthusiasts shouldn’t despair. Weather history tells us an average of eleven 90s have typically occurred beyond this date. That’s nearly half (46%) of all the 90s we see in a typical year here.