Taste of September Coming to Chicago

By , Senior Meteorologist
July 15, 2014; 3:00 AM ET
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An early taste of September will dominate weather headlines around Chicago this week.

A cold front will drop humidity and erase the highs in the lower 80s from this past weekend. After rising to the middle and upper 70s early in the week, temperatures will struggle to climb much above the 70-degree mark on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures reached down to 57 F early Tuesday morning, approaching the city's record low of 52 F from 1967.

A high of 85 F is more typical in mid-July, which is the warmest time of the year climatologically. The second half of September is when temperatures in Chicago are usually held to the 70-degree mark.

A shower is forecast to move through the area Tuesday afternoon with a mix of clouds and sunshine.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are also concerned for waterspouts to pose dangers to boaters on Lake Michigan early in the week.

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Temperatures will rebound later in the week.


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