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Chicago could get its first 90-degree day of 2012 today


Portions of the Chicago area could experience 90-degree temperatures for the first time this year today.

According to, today’s high is expected to be 90, though it’ll be closer to 80 near the lake as southeast breezes keep things cooler. The humidity is also on the rise as moist Gulf air blows in, but there’s no rain in the forecast, just sunshine and warmth.

Some scattered thunderstorms could arrive Sunday afternoon or evening, when temperatures should peak in the mid-80s. Those could become heavier overnight, ushering in cooler temperatures for Monday.


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