CHICAGO (CBS) — Following some scattered downpours through sunset tonight, the Chicago area is in for the hottest days of the summer–with temperatures in the high 90s, starting on Thursday.
Wednesday will be the coolest day of the bunch, with a high of 90 degrees.
Later in the week, temperatures will feel like triple digits.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch, which starts on Thursday.
The evening will also feel oppressive, with lows in the low 80s overnight.
National Weather Service has issued excessive heat watch; in effect from Thursday to Saturday evening. The hot temperatures & humidity will make it feel like 100 plus degrees. Please drink plenty of fluids & spend portion of your day in AC. More messages to follow.
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) July 16, 2019
Those excessive temperatures are expected to last through Sunday.