CHICAGO – As the region's heat wave continues for a fifth consecutive day, temperatures in Chicago hit 93 degrees and broke a record set in 1891 Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
When you think of Chicago football weather, you normally think of hat, gloves, and a big heavy coat, but the city was far from that on Sunday. Over near Soldier Field, brave fans were in the sun grilling it up despite the sweltering heat. Temperatures were in the high 80s around kickoff.
At Montrose Beach, cars lined up for blocks as people tried to get to grab a spot and take advantage of the bonus afternoon.The dog beach was packed with people and their pets looking for ways to cool off.
Beach-goer Jose Ocampo said his he came up from Berwyn for a BBQ with friends and family.
“We’re in Chicago- you know you never know what to expect with this weather; it's really nice, we’re enjoying it ," Ocampo said.
“I was out of town last week and I did not expect to land and have it be 90 in Chicago at the end of September," beachgoer Beth Willard said.