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Chicagoland’s first tornado report of 2018; heat wave late-week
Posted 9:49 PM, June 26, 2018, by
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Updated at 10:03PM, June 26, 2018
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Several rivers across northern Illinois remain in flood Sunday afternoon
T-storms to whittle away at oppressive heat; isolated 20% coverage morning storms exit—better coverage thundery rains due late day/Sat night threatening downpours/severe weather; eminently comfortable Canadian air follows Sunday AM rains
Books to close Wed night on warm July 2019—warm days have outnumbered cool ones 3 to 1; comfortable weather rolls on—but temps/humidities edge higher late week & this weekend; weakening Hurricane Erick to send high seas/surf into Hawaii
First full Sept weekend to feature cool, comfortable temps & scattered Sat night/Sunday showers; pattern shift coming— late season influx of warm, humid tropical air headed this way next week; Dorian rides jet stream into Canadian maritimes
Quiet, milder Tuesday weather yields to rainy spells and strengthening “NNE” winds Wed. p.m./night beneath north flank of intensifying downstate storm; temps here to take a hit—but warmer, more humid pattern due for the weekend; area’s first hot spell of 2019 late next week?
Chicagoans among millions threatened by potentially deadly heat wave
Disturbance tugs temp-dropping “NNE” winds into city Wed., plus some mainly late-day/nighttime light rain; warm, humid tropical air and 80°+ weekend highs to fuel scattered t-storms; season’s first hot weather showing up on model forecasts the following weekend
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What were the temps from July 26-July 31, 1934 and was August nearly as warm?
Cooler temps settle in over Chicago, temps in 80s through week
Beautiful stretch of weather ahead in the wake of Monday’s selective downpours—humidities & temps pull back offering area air conditioners and fans a break; slow warming is back later this week through the weekend—but rains on hiatus
Cubs try to keep fans, employees cool with hot weather plan
Europe sizzles in scorching temperatures as heat wave spreads across continent
Strengthening “NNE” winds to dial heat/humidity down while churning Lake Michigan starting Saturday afternoon; waves build to 2-5 ft. Sat night; the most comfortable humidities in 2 weeks due later tonight & Sunday; heat’s back mid-week
Friday’s heat & humidity fuel hail-producing late day t-storms; the expanding dome of hot air aloft to reduce t-storm development/coverage this weekend—heat’s to hold well into next week tempered on area beaches by easterly “lake breezes”
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