It's Hotter Than Hades

Extreme temperatures bring heat advisory

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Looking to spend a sweaty day out under the burning hot sun? You may want to reconsider.

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Hot temperatures and high humidity means illnesses can occur.

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    Temperatures are hovering around 90 for the first time this summer.

    Counties in this heat advisory include DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, McHenry and Will WBBM Radio reported. This advisory will not be in affect for areas along Lake Michigan due to the cooler conditions.

    Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90’s Wednesday, and the heat index could climb as high as 105 degrees, the weather service said.

    We will get a slight break from the hot temperatures when thunderstorms and showers move through the area Wednesday and early Thursday.  It won't be too much of a break, though, as temperatures will only fall to the low-70’s.

    The rising temperatures will prompt lots of rain, as well.

    According to the weather service, a flood warning remains in effect until Friday morning for the Des Plaines River in parts of Lake and Cook counties and the Fox River in parts of Kane and McHenry counties.

    If you plan on going out this weekend, temperatures are expected to hit the high 80’s and low 90’s, so take the right steps to stay safe!

    To avoid illnesses,  drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of the hot, sweltering sun. 

    Under Gov. Pat Quinn's "Keep Cool Illinois" campaign, residents are advised to take cool showers, wear loose, light cotton clothing and do not eat heavy meals. 

    Be sure to watch over and keep in touch with  elderly family members and friends to make sure they are staying cool. 

    If you do not have access to an air-conditoned room, there are 120 state facilites available to keep you cool, and additional safe spots in the city. Cooling centers are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

    Click here to find the cooling center nearest you: Keep Cool Illinois .  To locate the center closest to you in the city, call 311.