CHICAGO (CBS) — As classes begin for the Chicago Public Schools, the city will be seeing some of the hottest conditions of the year.
Although Chicago likely won’t match its highest temperature of the year – a 96-degree mark reached on July 16 – both Monday and Tuesday could see temperatures reaching 93 or 94 degrees.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
Combined with humid conditions, the heat index could reach more than 100 degrees both days, according to the National Weather Service.
Chicago has had only seven days in the 90s so far this year, including a four-day stretch in mid-July.READ MORE: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
Luckily for CPS students, the district said most schools have full or partial air conditioning. The district also has hundreds of fans available for classrooms.
Principals are also advised to keep students and staff cool by closing shades, and moving classes to cooler rooms in their buildings.
There will be a brief respite from the very hot conditions starting Tuesday night, when a cold front will bring temperatures down to the middle to high 80s on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.MORE NEWS: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
Then temperatures will hit the 90s again on Saturday and Sunday for the Labor Day weekend.