Chicago Heats Up For Second Day

Highs expected to climb well into the 90s for second day in a row

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012  |  Updated 6:01 PM CDT
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    It's another hot day in the Chicago area, the second of a predicted three-day heat wave.

    Temperatures once again are expected to climb well into the 90s but likely won't surpass the historic 102-degree record.

    Monday temps reached a high of 94 degrees just before 4 p.m. at O’Hare International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. The record high for June 18 was 98 degrees, set in 1947.

    NBC Chicago meteorologist Andy Avalos predicts Tuesday highs of mid-90s with the heat index climbing near 100. Moderately humid conditions continue under mostly sunny skies, and southwest winds could produce gusts of between 35 and 40 mph.

    Tuesday could see record warmth overnight with temps hovering in the low 80s.

    The heat wave continues Wednesday for its third day in a row with mostly sunny, windy, hot and humid conditions. Highs again are predicted in the mid-90s as heat index values continue to approach 100.

    A chance of Thursday morning showers and storms could cool things down, though. Afternoon highs dip to the low to mid-80s.

    The extended forecast shows a mostly sunny, pleasant Friday and Saturday with seasonable highs in the low to mid 80s.

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