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Several Schools Plan Early Dismissals Due To Heat

With Monday likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, many schools that have already started the new school year have adjusted their schedules to get kids out of class early.

08/25/2014

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Heat Index Could Soar Past 100 Degrees Monday

One of the hottest days of the year was on tap for Monday, as temperatures were expected to reach a high of 92 degrees in Chicago, with heat indexes that could push past 105 in much of the Chicago area.

08/25/2014

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Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With Thunderstorms

Hot and humid conditions in the Chicago area on Tuesday could spark a severe thunderstorm by the end of the day, before giving way to much milder conditions on Wednesday.

07/22/2014

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Hot, Muggy Weather To Continue Through Friday

Sizzling temperatures will likely be around for a few more days, and for folks who have to be outside in this heat, it can be unbearable.

07/17/2013

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High Temps Bring Warnings About Heat, Opening Fire Hydrants

The heat and humidity could reach dangerous levels in the Chicago area this week, and could bring heat indexes of 100 degrees or higher for the next four days.

07/16/2013

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Steamy 99-Degree Heat For The Afternoon, Storms For The Nighttime Hours

Near-triple-digit heat is returning to the Chicago area yet again Monday, but a round of thunderstorms in the afternoon might help cool things off – at least a little.

07/23/2012

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Tuesday Will Be Another Day Of Extreme Heat

Chicago was bracing for another 100-degree day, prompting emergency officials to ask residents to take precautions.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

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Another Sweltering Day; Storms Possible Later In Afternoon

It’s yet another sweltering day Monday, and more storms could be coming just a day after a quick round of thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the area.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

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Chicago Hits 100 Degrees For First Time Since 2005

For only the second time in the past seven years, the high temperature in Chicago hit 100 degrees.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

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Heat Wave Has Local Residents Taking Extra Steps To Stay Cool

The sweltering heat continues for a second day Tuesday, as temperatures again climb into the 90s and humidity makes it feel as hot as 100 degrees.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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Heat Ratcheting Up For A Steamy Weekend

You may be planning to enjoy some sizzling Chicago blues this weekend in Grant Park, but you ought to take precautions to make sure you’re not sizzling and singing the blues yourself.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Extreme Heat And Humidity Hit Chicago Area

More Sweltering Heat, Storms For New Work Week

If you’re sick and tired of the heat and storms, you won’t be too thrilled with the weather for the beginning of this work week.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

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2011 Can Boast The Second-Wettest July In City’s History

Just one day after a deluge gave Chicago the wettest day in its history — for as far back as such records have been kept since 1871 — a morning storm made this month the second-wettest July in the past 120 years in the city’s recorded history.

07/24/2011

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Checking Out Temps Across The Chicago Area

The stifling heat blanketing the Chicago area can really vary from place to place, so CBS 2 wanted to go across the city to check out the temperatures for ourselves.

CBS 2–07/20/2011

Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest

Dangerous Heat Settling On Chicago Area

The forecast high for today remains 97 degrees. But conditions will be humid and sticky, and the heat index will make it feel like it’s 100 to 105 degrees.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

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Sweltering Heat May Break 78-Year-Old Record

Record-setting temperatures could be coming today, the second day of sweltering heat and humidity in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

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Sweltering Heat Wave Sets In Across Chicago Area

It’s the hottest day of the year in Chicago, with a forecast just a few degrees short of an all-time record for the day.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011