Experts predict parts of Illinois will have a HOT summer

Summer is “technically” still a month away, but now that we're in May, experts say parts of Lincoln Country could experience what they're calling an “unusually” hot summer. Here are the details you need to know…

According to an article on Axios Chicago, experts believe the Chicagoland region could be in for an unusually hot summer. The article says “Everywhere in the Lower 48 – with the exception of North Dakota – is forecast to be hotter than average, although with varying chances…Chicago, along with areas stretching from the UP down to Florida, has a temperature of 40 to 50%. Chance of an unusually hot summer.” The article goes on to mention that it is important to prepare as extreme heat can pose a threat to public health. To read more about the possibility of a painfully hot summer in Chicago, click here!

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The new normal?

At what point should we just accept that hot summers are the new normal in parts of the Midwest? Or should we just wait and prepare to read articles like “Hottest Summer Ever Predicted” every spring for the next 50 years. It may feel redundant to predict an unusually hot summer, but with the refugee crisis and all the people living in big cities without air conditioning, perhaps it's a good thing to give politicians and cities as much time as possible to help people, before the 100 degree temperatures arrive on our doorstep?

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