Memorial Day weekend temperatures climbed to near record levels, topping out in the high 80s.
Temperatures Monday peaked at 88 degrees, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jake Petr. Sunday’s temperatures peaked at 90 degrees.
The hottest Memorial Day on record was 95 degrees in 2012 and 2018, the weather service said.
Memorial Days of the past.— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) May 25, 2020
Currently Chicago is 84°. If reaching 90° today, would be only 11th time on holiday since 1873.
Past two notable Memorial Days:
2018: Heat https://t.co/6SwKvszpID
2019: Severe weather include large hail & tornadoes https://t.co/Beo2tCg04b#ILwx pic.twitter.com/7Zj4CuYfeh
High temperatures and humid weather are expected to continue though the week, although there is a chance of a few scattered showers, the weather service said.