DOWNTOWN — It’s been dreary. It’s been foggy. It’s been cold, rainy and gray. And Chicago has had enough.
Except … maybe it hasn’t been that bad.
Scores of people have been complaining about this wet, depressing June, but it’s actually been less rainy and only a bit colder than is typical.
So far, the city’s gotten 1.52 inches of rain at O’Hare Airport in June; the normal for this time of month is 1.91 inches, said Amy Seeley, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
And the average temperature so far this month has been 64.7 degrees, while the normal average temperature for all of June is 66.7 degrees.
It has certainly been below normal so far, Seeley said, but there’s been warmer weather further inland away from the lake.
“It’s just the pattern we’re in. Nothing spectacular,” Seeley said. “We’re just in a pattern where we’re having cooler temperatures right now. It happens.”
And warmer weather is coming. Tuesday will be sunny with an expected high temperature of 67 degrees, and Wednesday and Thursday will hit 66 degrees, though there will be a chance for storms both days, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday’s expected high is 79 degrees, and it’s predicted to get as warm as 83 degrees on Saturday, Seeley said.
“It’s just if you’re by the lakefront these next few days, it’s obviously gonna be chillier there,” Seeley said. “But go inland and it’s much nicer.”
That hasn’t stopped the jokes (and complaints) on social media, though:
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