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Chicago Could Mark Air & Water Show With Hottest Weekend Temps of the Year

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    Expect a hot and humid weekend. (Published Friday, Aug. 14, 2015)

    This weekend could be the hottest weekend the Chicago area has seen this year.

    With temperature highs forecast to reach above 90 degrees, the heat could mark some of the warmest weekend weather the city has seen in 2015.

    Friday’s temperatures will reach into the upper-80s ahead of even warmer weather Saturday and Sunday.

    The warm temps bring a chance for isolated storms Friday afternoon and evening, with the potential for heavy rain and gusty winds. Any storms that develop will likely be scattered.

    Conditions look to stay mostly dry for the remainder of the weekend, with a slight chance for an isolated storm Saturday afternoon.

    Expect partly sunny skies and a high near 90 degrees Saturday. Things get slightly warmer Sunday with sunny and dry conditions expected and a high near 91 degrees.

    The highest temperature the area has seen this year was 92 degrees on June 10 and July 17.

    The only other time the area saw weekend temperatures above 90 degrees was on Aug. 2. Still, this could mark the hottest overall weekend the area has seen this year.

    This weekend also marks the 2015 Chicago Air and Water show, when millions are expected to flock to the city's lakefront to see daredevil pilots take flight. 

    City officials warn to be prepared for the heat, stay hydrated and follow directions in the event of extreme weather. 

    An active weather pattern is expected to move in for the start of the work week Monday, with a chance for storms for most of the week.

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