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Chicago Heats Up



    Steamy Week Ahead

    Cheryl Scott forecasts a warmer forecast this afternoon, with heat building throughout the next few days as students head back to school. (Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2013)

    Summer may be ending for the many going back to school, but Chicago’s summer weather isn’t quite ready to leave.

    A mini-heat wave is expected to hit the city early this week, making for a hot and steamy couple of days, according to the NBC Chicago’s Cheryl Scott.

    The warm-up started Sunday as temps flirted around 90 degrees, but increased heat and moisture will made the day feel even hotter.

    The humidity will continue to increase heat indexes throughout the week as Monday’s temps in the low-90s will feel more like 97 degrees or hotter.

    The real heat stroke is expected to hit the city Tuesday as temps climb into the mid-90s but heat index will send temps soaring, even reaching triple digits.

    The week is expected to remain fairly dry, but a chance for showers Monday morning could make conditions extra steamy.

    Wednesday’s temps begin to cool down, dropping into the upper-80s where temps should stay for the remainder of the week.