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.
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.
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.
Forty-four children across the country died last year, after being left alone in a car on a hot day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the numbers have been rising in recent years, but such deaths are completely preventable.
On yet another scorcher in this sweltering summer, a group of scientists gathered beside the fountains of Millennium Park today to warn that Chicago’s heat waves are becoming more frequent and more intense.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city’s ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.
The heat settling in on the Chicago area isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s potentially dangerous.
The city’s Water Department has been flooded in recent days with reports of open fire hydrants as people try to cool off amid the recent heat wave.
Chicago’s hot, dry weather already has some trees and shrubs showing fall colors at the Morton Arboretum.
Chicago’s wild weather continued Sunday, as the rising mercury sent people scrambling to do anything they can to stay cool.
Record high temperatures in Chicago on Monday made it another perfect day to be at any of Chicago’s beaches.
A string of five straight days of record warmth for Chicago ended on Monday, although the high temperature still matched a 91-year-old mark.
As the temperatures soared well into the 90s for the fifth straight day, ComEd reported that customer demand hit an all time record.
Steamy temperatures on the first day of summer will pave the way for thunderstorms that could last throughout the week in the Chicago area.
With the temperatures rising into the upper 90s, there is are warning of the threat of the pavement buckling on major roadways.