Thursday Heat Could Break 51-Year-Old Record | NBC Chicago

Thursday Heat Could Break 51-Year-Old Record

Chicago expects a high of 87 degrees



    NBC Chicago's Andy Avalos gives us a look at the weather forecast. (Published Thursday, May 7, 2015)

    If you haven’t already, bust out the patio furniture — hot temperatures Thursday could break a 51-year-old record.

    Thursday saw a beautiful start to the day in contrast to the previous two mornings, seeing clear skies with just a touch of haze.

    The day will start off slightly chilly with a breeze coming in off the lake but by late morning the Chicago area will see upper 70s and low 80s.

    Chicago expects a high of 87 degrees by late afternoon. The last time it was that hot on May 7 was in 1964.

    The warm weather will be paired with mostly sunny, windy weather. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph during the day.

    Tonight, there is a small chance of showers, with a low temperature of 68 degrees.

    Friday will see 80-degree weather as well but a higher chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon.

    The unseasonably high temperatures will go back to normal by Saturday, when a high of 69 degrees is expected. At least a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected throughout the weekend.

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