Steamy Summer Weather Through The Weekend
June will end on a sticky note today with highs near 90°. There have been seven days this month with highs of 90° or hotter. So far the month is running 4.9° above average. Only five days in June have been below average. The heat will roll on into our first weekend of July and beyond.
Jumping to July 4th the heat and humidity are still here. High temperatures should hit the lower 90s. It will be a bit cooler at the beaches with highs there in the middle 80s. Average highs this time of year are in the middle 80s.
So expect high temperatures to climb nearly a degree or two each day between now and the weekend. There will be a chance each day for an isolated shower or thunderstorm but most of the next six days should be rain free with partly to mostly sunny skies.
Adding up all the possible rain between now and the end of the weekend and only a tenth of an inch to a third of an inch of rain is expected. There could be a couple of heavy downpours in a few spots because of all the available moisture but this forecast indicates many dry hours the next several days.
So it appears the warm pattern we have seen in June will carry right into July. Both the 6-10 day and 8-14 day temperature probability forecasts have us outlooked for above average temperatures overall from July 5th through the 13th. The Chicago area has some of the highest probabilities of being above average during that period.
Here is my 7 day forecast:
Today: Partly to mostly sunny, sct. pm t-storm possible High: 89 (79 Lakefront)
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny, isolated t-storm? Low: 70 High: 90 (82 Lakefront)
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny, isolated t-storm? Low: 73 High: 90 (82 Lakefront)
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny Low: 72 High: 91 (83 Lakefront)
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny Low: 72 High: 92 (85 Lakefront)
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny Low: 72 High: 91 (84 Lakefront)
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny Low: 73 High: 91 (84 Lakefront)