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Chicago sees hottest Memorial Day weekend in 5 years, hitting mid 90s

North Avenue Beach | Taylor Hartz/Sun-Times

What happened to spring in Chicago?

Sunday temperatures rose into the mid 90s across much of the Chicago area, making for an unusually warm start to the summer season. To most residents, it feels like we went straight from down coats to beach wear.

According to the National Weather Service, “Monday should, largely, be a case of wash, rinse and repeat as there will be little progression to the overall pattern. Other than perhaps a bit of debris cloud, mostly sunny, warm conditions are expected for tomorrow, with temperatures once again in the mid 90s.”

This is the first time since 2013 that temperatures in the city have hit 90 degrees before June.

Rain is likely Wednesday as remnants of subtropical storm Alberto make their way into the Midwest, according to the weather service.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for heavy rain | National Weather Service
Wednesday’s forecast calls for heavy rain | National Weather Service

The extended weather forecast from ABC7 Chicago

Monday: Mostly sunny with record heat Hi 96 Lo 69

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and not as hot Hi 86 Lo 64

Wednesday: Cloudy with rain and a few storms Hi 74 Lo 65

Thursday: Showers end early. Partly cloudy and warm Hi 88 Lo 68

Friday: Partly cloudy and cooler Hi 78 Lo 59

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and cool Hi 72 Lo 58

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a few showers Hi 73 Lo 60