Weekend Temps to Climb Past 90

Officials: stay hydrated, know the signs of heat exhaustion and check on neighbors

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    Get your sunscreen ready, Chicago. This weekend’s going to be a hot one.

    NBC 5 Meteorologist Cheryl Scott predicts plenty of sunshine and dry conditions this weekend with highs in the mid-90s.
    Temperatures climb Saturday with a high of 91 degrees and peak Sunday to 93 degrees with high humidity. 

    Experts advise: stay hydrated, try to keep cool, recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion and watch out for your neighbors. Call 311 for questions about city services and 911 in an emergency.

    You may want to get your umbrellas ready as sunshine will break Monday with a high of 88 degrees and a chance of scattered thunderstorms.

    Those planning to enjoy North Side beaches Saturday also should plan the commute accordingly. Children’s Memorial Hospital will transport about 170 hospitalized children for about 10-18 hours beginning at 6 a.m.

    Fullerton Avenue will shut down starting at 4 a.m. Saturday between Lincoln Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, and the Fullerton exit on Lake Shore Drive will be closed.