July 16: FOX Chicago Weather Report - FOX 32 News Chicago

July 16: Oppressive heat Monday and Tuesday

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A mini-heat wave kicks into high gear Monday and Tuesday.

We will be in the upper 90s Monday and near the record high of 100 on Tuesday. The humidity will rise as well with a heat index (feels-like) temperature between 100 and 105 both days.

A weak front approaches Tuesday evening and Wednesday. This brings a chance of storms with a cool down to the mid 80s on Wednesday and Thursday.

Another extended heat wave looks to rebuild for next weekend and the following week.

BONUS - A massive solar flare was ejected toward Earth on Thursday and a geomagnetic storm is underway creating the northern lights also known as Aurora Borealis. This heavenly spectacle may be visible as far south as Alabama. Here in Chicago the best chance to catch them is away from city lights and in clear skies Monday night.

MONDAY: Hazy, hot and humid with highs near 98 and lows near 77.

TUESDAY: Hazy hot and humid with highs near 98-100 and lows near 78. Chance of scattered storms in the evening and overnight.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a chance showers or storms. Highs near 87, but cooler by the lake and lows near 72.

THURSDAY: Partly to mostly sunny and slightly cooler with highs near 85, but cooler by the lake and lows near 68.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny with highs near 88 and lows near 69.

SATURDAY: Hazy, hot and humid with isolated storms. Highs near 90 and lows near 70.

SUNDAY: Hazy, hot and humid with highs near 93 and lows near 75.



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