Temps are expected to hit the 90s this weekend. While that may sound like a cattle call to hit the beach, emergency officials urge caution.
He advises residents to keep cool, drink lots of water and check on family members.
The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication says its at the ready if the heat wave's effects become too much. They'll institute an emergency weather plan.
"In addition to discomfort in high temp which can pose difficulties to your personal health and can be particulary hazardous to the elderly and pets," Jose Santiago, executive director of Office of Emergency Management and Communications said. "We want residents to know that we're here for them."
Officials say its important to drink lots of water, stay out of the sun during peak hours and to check on loved ones.
If you can’t, call 311 and ask for a well being check.
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services also advised residents to take advantage of a series of cooling centers around the city.