9 straight in the 90s? Forecasts say Chicago in for long, hot stretch
A July day in Chicago that hits 90 degrees isn’t a shocker. But it’s looking like we’re at the start of a bunch of them in a row in what’s already been a hot summer.
Friday marked two days in a row in what the National Weather Service forecasts could be at least nine straight days in the 90s.
So far this year, Chicago has had 11 days with temperatures hitting at least 90 degrees, according to Kevin Birk, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. On average, we get about 15 days in the 90s in an entire summer, Birk said. Last year was a bit under that, with 14, and the longest 90s streak was a week.
A rollerblader along the Lakefront Trail near Foster Beach enjoyed Friday’s hot but not too humid weather.