Memorial Day Heat In the Midwest: Unseasonably Hot, Near Record Temperatures Expected

With heat reaching into the lower 90’s today across much of the Midwest much of the U.S is experiencing unseasonably warm weather for Memorial Day.

According to the National Weather Service if temperatures rise into the 90s as expected across much of the area it will only be the ninth time in the last 138 years that they have done so during Memorial Days.

In the Chicago land area the record of 93-degrees was reported in 1942 and 1953 with the last heatwave of 91 degrees in 2006.

For midwesterners looking for a little bit of relief, temps are expected to drop back into the 70s by nightfall.

The heat comes after non-stop rain in the region which caused 7.19 inches of rainfall in the region for the month of May, making it the fifth wettest month to date in Illinois alone.

Rain and heat, something I fully understand as a resident of Illinois.