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Florida awash as early season heat wave arrives in Chicago
Posted 9:53 PM, June 7, 2017, by
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Updated at 10:05PM, June 7, 2017
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A heat hiatus amid lower humidities—NO 90s in the coming week; resurging tropical moisture to fuel late week t-storms; Chicago weather history’s clear: the heat will be back
Heat & humidity resurge—90s back for the 4th; more 90s on books here than in 69% of past warm seasons; severe weather/ torrential downpours Plains/North Woods; isolated storms here
Year’s hottest weather arrives for Memorial Day weekend including the highest May temps in 6 years; Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto to help lock the heat in place into next week
Springtime weather arrives, likely ending 2017-18 snow season
Dry period to arrive by midweek as weather pattern shifts
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Were tropical storms responsible for last September’s heat wave?
Severe Weather Updates
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect in Chicago, northern Illinois, Excessive Heat Warning continues
Southwest monsoon helping nudge core of hot weather into the nation’s mid-section; Chicago area is headed for a string of five 90s Thursday through Monday amid surging humidities; storm chances to rise
Chicagoans face cold, February-level temps running 15 to 20-degrees below early April norms into Tuesday; next week to feature the full range of finicky spring weather—from possible sticking snow early to late week 60s
Ask Tom Why
What is the Chicago record for the most consecutive days in the 90s?
Heavy rains cause flooding, damage in Chicago
2nd wave of Wednesday storms rake the area with some 60+ mph gusts, downpours and hail; quieter weather Thursday—but a huge pressure spread builds across the Midwest Friday/Saturday laying the foundation for strong, chilly “ENE” winds and spells of rain
Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave
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