Later in the day, we will see a chance of showers or storms arrive by sunset. Winds will be out of the southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour.
"The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible". This means a big warm up for our area, but the humidity will also increase.and risky heat index values can be expected.
Temperatures across much of Michigan's Lower Peninsula will soar into the 90s on Sunday, which has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory. Temperatures overnight Sunday will stay in the high 60s or 70s, also with high humidity. On Thursday morning, the water measured 65 degrees at the Chicago shore.
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Monday will likely be the warmest day on the 7-day forecast as we're projecting at or above record-breaking heat. It will be hot this afternoon with light winds and lots of sunshine. Just one evening in June had exceeded 70 degrees, and four out of the first 13 days of this month were below 60 degrees after sundown. This year, however, the weather service has dropped that threshold to 95 degrees.
Thankfully we are looking at some good chances for several days next week, which will also bring us a nice break from the heat!
THIS AFTERNOON: Partly to mostly sunny and warmer. People should be aware of the signs of heat stroke or exhaustion, which include headache, nausea and muscle cramps. Chicago residents can call 311 for information about city cooling centers or to request a well-being check for friends or family who may be affected by the heat.