Monday marked one of the coolest Labor Days on record for the Chicago area, with temperatures topping out only in the mid-60s. Normally, the high for September 5 is 79 degrees Fahrenheit, says meteorologist Richard Castro with the National Weather Service's Chicago office.
It's a little strange hearing a rundown of a television network's big and successful year that talks not only about audience growth, but also about deadly hurricanes, crippling drought, and a major heat wave.
The recent heat wave in the Chicago area has now claimed 12 lives.Autopsy reports released Monday by the Cook County medical examiner's office show heat stress was a secondary factor in the death of a 78-year-old woman.
A heat advisory is in effect all around the Chicago area Monday. Highs are expected to be in the mid 90s, but it could feel as hot as 110 degrees. Gino Izzi, with the National Weather Service, said there's a chance of rain Monday, but it's not going to be the worst of the heat this week."
It's going to be a scorcher outside this weekend through Thursday. Temperatures will be in the 90s but the heat index will make it feel more like 100 plus degrees.Dr. Bechara Choucair is the commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Yesterday's thunderstorm may be over, but despite reports of record heat today, the erratic midwestern weather shows no signs of stopping as we enter the holiday weekend.There was wind: Ghostbusters II anyone?