DOWNTOWN — Chicago has broken its seventh record in a row for high temperatures.
The latest record was broken on Tuesday, when it hit 91 degrees in Chicago. The city has seen record-high temperatures every day since Wednesday.
To put that in perspective: It's the first time in the city's recorded history there have been seven days of 90-degree temperatures in September, according to the National Weather Service.
In fact, there have only been 27 times in all of Chicago's recorded history — including the past seven days — where there was a week of 90-degree weather during any part of the year, according to the National Weather Service.
The record-breaking weather started last week and peaked when thermometers hit 95 degrees on Wednesday, making it the warmest day of the year.
But the heat should die down soon: The National Weather Service expects temperatures to drop Tuesday night. Wednesday could see things cool down to the low 70s, and Thursday and Friday will be even chillier with temperatures in the 60s.