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Heat Advisory In Effect Thursday For Chicago Area

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CHICAGO (CBS) — As the area continues to endure temperatures in the mid 90s with triple digit heat indexes, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory.

Here is the full NWS statement:

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a heat
advisory… which is in effect from 11 am Thursday to 7 PM CDT
Friday.

* Temperature… highs will be in the low to mid 90s Thursday and
mid to upper 90s Friday. Maximum heat index will be 100 to 105
Thursday and 103-108 Friday. Low temperatures will only be in
the middle to upper 70s Thursday night except lower 80s downtown
Chicago.

* Impacts… several days of building heat and humidity will likely
result in an increase in heat related illnesses. The heat can be
most stressful on small children… the elderly… or those with
medical conditions. Leaving a child or a pet in an enclosed
vehicle… even for a short time… can be deadly. Intense heat
could also result in rolling power blackouts and buckling of
pavement.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Take extra precautions… if you work or spend time outside. When
possible… reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

Chicago residents can call 311 for assistance and information on
cooling centers.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot weather is expected.
High temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a
situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids… stay in an air-conditioned room… stay out of the sun…
and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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