It's been even less of a beach-going day than forecast in Chicago, likely setting a record low high temperature for July 27, but at least it's not expected to get cold enough to set a record low temperature.
The high temperature on Saturday was forecast to stay one notch below 70 degrees, but the warmest it's gotten at O'Hare International Airport has been 65 degrees at 11:20 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Lows are expected to dip into the mid and lower 50s in some suburbs Saturday night, with northern suburbs experiencing slightly colder and southern suburbs slightly warmer temperature conditions.
It is still possible there might be some warming if clouds break before sunset, according to teh weather service, but it's highly unlikely temperatures will even make it to the previous record-low high temperature for July 27 of 69 degrees. That was recorded more than three decades ago, in 1981. That record had been matched twice in earlier years, according to the Weather Service first in 1874 and again in 1972 before hitting the mark again in 1981.
On Sunday, the area's expected to again flirt with record lows, as highs struggle to reach the upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers. The record low for a high temperature for July 28 is 66 degrees, also set in 1981. Sunday night may hit a record low, with temperatures dipping to the upper 40s--below the record low of 51 for July 28 set in 1984, although downtown is expected to stay in the mid-50s.
Monday, temperatures are expected rebound to the mid-70s, closer to the normal high of 84.
The midsummer cold front began settling in Friday, which didn't deter two young cousins visiting from Indianapolis from splashing in Lake Michigan at Oak Street Beach. They had the water to themselves.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun