CHICAGO (CBS) — Following a severe thunderstorm that prompted a series of tornado warnings across the Chicago area, we’re facing the prospect of record-setting temperatures the next two days.
Tuesday’s high could flirt with 100 degrees, with a forecast temp of 98, which would be the hottest temperature of the year so far. The record for that date is 99, set in 1997. With the high humidity, the heat index will rise into the triple digits, perhaps as high as 109.
A Weather Alert is in effect due to dangerous heat in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 90s, with heat index values as high as 105 to 109 degrees.
A high of 98 on Tuesday would be the hottest temperature in Chicago since July 25, 2012.
Wednesday will be another very hot day with temperatures in the low 80s in the morning and highs back in the mid to upper 90s in the afternoon. A daily record high is expected on Wednesday with a high of 97 in Chicago.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for the area through Wednesday evening.
A front will cross the area Wednesday night, allowing for a chance of storms.
TONIGHT: EVENING STORM CHANCE. PATCHY FOG OVERNIGHT. LOW 72.
TUESDAY: SUNNY & HOT. HIGH 98.
WEDNESDAY: SUNNY & HOT. HIGH 97. STORM CHANCE IN THE EVENING.