Storms Expected After Hot, Humid Day

Tuesday’s temps could make Tuesday one of the hottest days the city has seen this season

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    Cheryl Scott says the hot sticky weather is on the way out. (Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014)

    It appears Tuesday’s hot temperatures will be a one hit wonder in the Chicago area.

    With temps forecast to rise near 91 degrees Tuesday, and humidity levels making the air feel close to 100 degrees, the Chicago area is finally getting a taste of summer heat, but stormy weather and cooler temps are on the way.

    Hot Weather Finally Hits Chicago

    [CHI] Hot Weather Finally Hits Chicago
    It feels like summer with temperatures inching towards the 90s, a welcome sight for those of us who still remember last winter. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports. (Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014)

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop during the late afternoon and evening hours Tuesday. Some storms could become severe with heavy rain, strong winds and large hail.

    Much of northern Illinois is under a slight risk for severe weather Tuesday.

    The storms are expected to weaken heading into the overnight hours as cooler temps make their way into the area.

    Highs Wednesday will drop into the mid-70s, making for a breezy and less humid day.

    Temps are expected to stay in the 70s heading into the weekend as showers and storms return to the forecast.

    Tuesday’s temps could make Tuesday one of the hottest days the city has seen this season.

    So far, the Chicago area has only seen two other days in the 90s, both of which took place before the summer season began.

    The average number of 90-degree days during the summer season is 14. Last year, the city saw 13 days with temps in the 90s.