Chicago could see hottest Memorial Day weekend on record

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CHICAGO — Talk about jumping right into summer. We’re on the precipice of one of the hottest Memorial Day weekends in Chicago since records began in 1871.

It could quite possibly be the longest string of 90-degree days in May in 41 years (since nine consecutive 90-degree days in 1977).

Temperatures are to top 90 degrees each of the coming three days with the exception of modest cooling in the immediate vicinity of the Chicago lakeshore. Daytime highs this weekend are to average some 32 degrees warmer than one week ago.


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