First Alert Weather Day: Record high temperature possible Wednesday

A 125-year-old record could come down on Wednesday with highs expected to warm to around 90°
Published: May. 10, 2022 at 5:02 AM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 11:30 PM EDT
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First Alert Weather Day on Wednesday. Here's why:

Posted by Matt Engelbrecht on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Chicago was breaking records on Tuesday and we’re in line to break temperatures records on Wednesday.  A First Alert Weather Day has been issued because of the high heat on Wednesday as temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees.  The humidity will be higher on Wednesday as well which will bring a heat index in the middle 90s during the late stages of the afternoon.  Being nearly 30 days ahead of schedule for our average, first 90 degree day, it’s best to prepare as if it’s a hot summer afternoon.

The ridge of high pressure we’ve been highlighting since last week won’t break down until Friday and Saturday.  While Wednesday will be the hottest, high temperatures in the 80s are still expected through Friday afternoon.  Rain chances and the 70s return this weekend.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY WEDNESDAY: Some clouds remain early with a mixture of sun and high clouds throughout the day. The highs will be in the upper 80s, closing in on a daily high temperatures record set back in 1896. That record is 88 degrees, this is within reach. It will be hot and humid during the day with little if any breeze. High of 88 degrees. Winds S 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: The warmth continues as the humidity drops just a bit. Highs will return to the upper 80s with tons of sunshine across the region to end the week. Just a light breeze if any. High of 86 degrees. Winds SE 5-10 mph.

LONG RANGE: Staying warm and sunny through Friday with highs continue to top out in the 80s. Rain chances return with some scattered thunderstorms through Saturday and Sunday. This will brig a cooling trend into the region and just in time for graduations across Michiana. Temperatures will fall back into the 60s and 70s for much of the rest of May. Keep checking back for the latest details on your First Alert Forecast!

Daily Climate Report: Monday, May 9th, 2022

Monday’s High: 80

Monday’s Low: 50

Precipitation: 0.00″

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