High Heat, Humidity Returns to Chicago Area | NBC Chicago

High Heat, Humidity Returns to Chicago Area

NBC 5's Andy Avalos gives us a look at the weather forecast. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016)

Summer may be over, but scorching temperatures aren’t finished with the Chicago area just yet.

After a long Labor Day weekend, Tuesday began hazy, hot and humid with early morning temperatures in the warm 70s before they climb into the upper 80s to low 90s during the afternoon hours.

Many parts of the Chicago area will feel closer to the 100-degree mark once humidity is factored in. A slight chance of showers and isolated storms will be possible in the late afternoon and evening hours.

The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms remain through Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday will be another very hot and humid day, with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Once again, it will feel even hotter with Heat Index readings in between 95 and 100 degrees.

Lingering storms are possible early Thursday morning with continued warmth and humidity. Temperatures will dip slightly lower, but still in the mid 80s.

Some relief from the heat will come Friday and continue through the weekend. Friday will be another warm day, in the low 80s before dropping into the mid 70s and turning sunny, breezy and pleasant over the weekend.

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