Heat Advisory In Effect For Kosciusko County

Heat Advisory In Effect For Kosciusko County

For tonight there is a chance for showers and storms to move through Saturday evening and into the early overnight hours. The anticipated abundant sunshine will add another 5 to 15 degrees to this apparent temperature making for extremely risky conditions for those participating in outdoor activities or spending any time at all in the sun. Highs are expected to reach into the mid to upper 90s, with dew points near 70, making for an oppressive heat to kick off the work week.

This front will ease the heat and humidity slightly for the second half of the week, but highs will still be in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

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Temperatures will flirt with 90° today and reach into the mid 90s Sunday. On Thursday morning, the water measured 65 degrees at the Chicago shore.

As the weekend approaches, so does the incoming heat wave. It will be hot this afternoon with light winds and lots of sunshine.

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Until now, Chicagoans haven't had too many chances to bask in the summertime warmth. This year, however, the weather service has dropped that threshold to 95 degrees.

"During hot and humid weather, the body's ability to cool itself is lessened, which increases the chance of dehydration and other heat-related illnesses", the weather service said. That's because the city's concrete and pavement trap and retain heat across the dense region.

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THIS AFTERNOON: Partly to mostly sunny and warmer. Five of those centers are open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.

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