Weather

Weather reports from Chicago and the suburbs.

The high is expected to be near 99, just shy of the record of 101 set in 1988. The National Weather Service warned that the heat index could climb into the low 100s across northwest Illinois.
The hottest temperatures in the coming days are expected Tuesday, with a forecast high of 98 degrees.
O’Hare Airport reached 96 degrees around 3 p.m., breaking the record high of 95 degrees for June 15 set in 1994.
“It’s nothing nice man, you got to stay hydrated or you’re not going to last,” Cristian Orosco, who works for New City Movers, said Wednesday.
“We clock in here like it’s our job,” said a Humboldt Park woman who spent Tuesday at Montrose Beach with her husband.
The supercell thunderstorm produced gusts that knocked over parked airplanes, topped over trees and left thousands without power.
A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was moving northeast over Addison at 4 p.m. and was expected to pass O’Hare Airport, the Weather Service said.
It made the intense heat sweeping through India and Pakistan 30 times more likely to occur — and future warming would make heat waves more common and hotter.
Janice Reed, 68, was among three women found unresponsive Saturday at the James Sneider Apartments, 7450 N. Rogers Ave. Gwendolyn Osborne, 72, and Delores McNeely, 76, also died.
Wednesday also marks the earliest date that temperatures at O’Hare reached 90 degrees since 2011, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service said it was the weakest level of tornadoes and hit the west suburb briefly around 4:45 p.m.
The last 80-degree day in Chicago was over six months ago, on Oct. 9.
It only seems like everyone is heading somewhere warm.
A winter weather advisory in Cook and DuPage counties ended at noon.
As of 9 a.m. Sunday 6,900 customers remained without power, according to ComEd officials.
The advisory covers Cook, Will, DuPage, Kendall, Kane, Grundy, DeKalb and Ogle counties from noon Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday.
The heavy fog and showers were causing hazardous driving conditions for the morning commute, the National Weather Service said.
A band of “particularly intense snow” swept into the area around 4:30 p.m., falling at an inch or two an hour and whipped by wind gusts as high as 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning has been issued from 3 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday for southern Cook County as well as Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Livingston and Will counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.
Cook County was under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. The National Weather Service said accumulations of 1 to 4 inches was possible, especially in the northwestern part of the county.
Some areas downstate could get more than a foot from the first wave of the storm. The National Weather Service said a second wave on Thursday may not be as severe as first forecast, with snowfall the heaviest south of Interstate 55.
Wednesday’s big snowstorm kept many folks at home, but not the Black family.