O’Hare Official Temperature Hits 90 Degree for 46th Time This Year; 47 Is Record Set in 1988

The official air temperature at O’Hare International Airport hit 90°F or greater for the 46th time in 2012. The temperature was reported at 90.0°F at the 1:51 pm. CDT reporting time. The remaining afternoon hourly temperatures were in the 80’s.

NOAA Storm Prediction Center has forecast an increased tornado risk in northwest Illinois, most of Wisconsin, most of northern and central Iowa, and far northeast Nebraska, and far southeast South Dakota.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 79. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.



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