CHICAGO (CBS) — The heat and humidity could reach dangerous levels in the Chicago area this week, but city officials stressed residents shouldn’t try to cool off by opening fire hydrants.
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CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros reports the heat index – what the air feels like due to the combination of temperature and humidity – will average about 98 degrees on Tuesday, but could reach as high as 101 degrees in some areas.
That hot trend will continue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, when the heat index could again reach triple digits. High temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s each day. The nighttime hours won’t bring much relief, as low temperatures will be in the upper 70s until Friday night, when a cold front could bring thunderstorms, and should drop temperatures to the low 80s on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.