Tuesday Heat Breaks Record

Existing May 10 record was set more than 100 years ago

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UPDATE: Chicago's official temperature hit 90 degrees, breaking the 89-degree record set in 1896.

Toss your coat and break out the flip-flops. Highs of 81 are on the radar Tuesday around the Chicago area.

After a stormy April and cool start of May, summer peeks in with sunshine and heat by Tuesday afternoon. The warm wave continues Wednesday with more 80-degrees highs, though the National Weather Service reports a 40 percent chance of rain. 

It's a welcomed reprieve before Chicago cools off again by the weekend.

Saturday kicks off with possible showers and highs of 63. More showers are possible Sunday as temps dip to 48.

Monday sees sun again and slightly higher temps in the mid-50s. 

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