Chicago continues to swelter, heat advisory issued for Thursday, Friday

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The year’s first official heat advisory has been issued for the Chicago area.

It begins tomorrow at 11a.m. through Friday at 7 p.m.

Two more days of intense heat are on the way in Chicago, each with dangerous peak afternoon heat indices. Thursday’s high temp is expected to hit 95 with a 106 peak heat index while Friday heads back to 95 with a 106 peak heat index. Advisories for heat within this sprawling hot air dome now reach into 20 states.

Wednesday marks Day 3 in the summer’s most intense spell of heat. Downstate Danville IL’s hit a thermometer high of 101–while mid 90s have occurred across Chicago today making this the hottest day in the city since a 94-deg high last Aug 24.


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