9 straight in the 90s? Fore­casts say Chicago in for long, hot stretch

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - Carly Behm

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.

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