This past weekend Illinois experienced its warmest day since October 2021 and plenty more are around the corner.

JUNE 21, 2022

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The first day of meteorological summer this year is June 22, which is my birthday month, just saying.

I am no meteorologist but I can tell you winter will be put into storage for a few months, so no more Winter 1, 2, 3, fake Spring, Winter 4, etc. Warmer days will in fact be a thing we will complain about until it's -37 and we're complaining about the cold.

STOCK UP ON DEODORANT, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED IT

The Climate Prediction Center dropped its 'Seasonal Temperature Outlook' and much of the country falls into the "above-average temperatures" category.

Last weekend in Chicago the temperature at O'Hare International Airport hit a high of 84, more than 20 degrees above the average temp. Is this an indication of what we'll be dealing with this summer in upper Illinois?

FIRST, HOW MUCH RAIN?

The National Weather Service revealed its predictions about precipitation this summer, June through August. It looks as though much of Illinois will be leaning towards below-average rainfall.

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Here's a fascinating tidbit about the most extreme summers in Chicago, even more proof global warming is in fact real.

Eight of the hottest twenty-five summers on record for Chicago have occurred here since 2002. - FOX32, Chicago

IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE, SO TAKE OFF ALL YOUR CLOTHES

I would advise you to stay away from Nelly's lyrics unless you are in your home, the blinds are closed, and the AC is cranked to the max. When it comes to the average temperature in Illinois in June, July, and August, most of the state is in the "leaning above normal" area.

Here's the full map.

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