Heat Wave on Tap in Chicago

Expect the mercury in outdoor thermometers to rise above 90 degrees Friday through Sunday

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    Turn on the air conditioner, head to Lake Michigan or dive into a pool, because it’s going to be a hot weekend in Chicago.
    Friday will be filled with plenty of sunshine throughout the day and high temperatures are expected to top out between 90 to 94 degrees. While the conditions will be breezy and hot, it will not be humid, said Meteorologist Andy Avalos.

    Sunny skies are in store for Saturday with temperature highs expected to be between 90 and 95 degrees. There will be a chance of storms by the evening and into Sunday morning. However, if the storms pass through Chicago then the next chance of rain will be Thursday, Avalos said.
    The weekend forecast offers an early preview of the hot summer in store for Chicago this year. Summer officially begins next week on June 21, with Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.
    It will be a great weekend to head to the beach, run through the sprinklers, or do whatever helps to beat the heat. But try to avoid breaking open the fire hydrants like some residents did during the heat wave last summer.