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Temps surge to 85-deg Saturday—Chicago’s warmest, most humid weather to date in 2019 & the warmest set of weekend highs since Sept; scattered t-storms to “bubble up” in Sat afternoon’s warmth; more numerous t-storms Sat.night/Sunday
Posted 11:50 PM, May 17, 2019, by
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Late season warm, humid tropical air brings Chicago’s longest multi-day 80-degree streak in a month; an 89-degree high Tuesday would be the city’s warmest in over a month; moist air introduces a day to day chance of scat t-storms
It’s the latest in 135 years that Chicago’s highest temp has only reached 83° by now; much warmer pattern taking shape; lake breezes cool beaches Fri & Sat then go away as Sunday’s “SSW” winds take over pushing high to 87—2019’s warmest yet; risk of scat t-storms
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
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Pleasantly mild weather in the southern portion of Greenland
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Cold front to trigger showers/t-storms Monday
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Scattered t-storms to continue this evening.
Scattered showers and few t-storms moving into northern Illinois early Tuesday
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
Mild near the lake, but heat/scattered t-storms well inland this afternoon/early evening
Flooding in Lake, McHenry counties; more thunderstorms possible later today
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