CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago broke another record for heat on Friday as the temperature reached 103 degrees again, making it the third straight day the mercury has reached triple digits in the city.
The Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed six deaths related to the extreme heat so far.
The 100 degree reading around 12:45 p.m. at O’Hare International Airport broke the record of 99 for July 6. The temperature continued to climb Friday afternoon, reaching 103 by 3 p.m.
Chicago also broke the July 5 record on Thursday when temperatures hit 103. We equaled the record on July 4 at 102.
Chicago Hits 103 Again, For 3rd Straight Day Of Triple Digit Temps