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After another record high at 95, thunderstorms threaten

Gavin Schmidt of Hoffman Estates plays with his son, Logan, 3, in the Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain in downtown Chicago. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

Gavin Schmidt of Hoffman Estates plays with his son, Logan, 3, in the Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain in downtown Chicago. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

Temperatures hit 95 degrees around 1 p.m. today as Chicago set a record for the second straight day. A storm system to the west and southwest could bring cooler temperatures to the area tonight, but a National Weather Service thunderstorm watch for the Chicago area until 11 p.m. tonight has been cancelled.

The record high temperature for May 28 had been 93 degrees, according to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com, and the thermometer hit 95 at O’Hare International Airport at 12:51 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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