Excessive heat warning extended through Sunday

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO -- The dangerously hot weather in and around Chicago has officials warning people to drink lots of water and avoid going outside for periods of time.

An Excessive Heat warning is in effect for the entire Chicago area, including Chicago as well as northern Illinois into northwest Indiana, through 7 p.m. Sunday.
Very dangerous heat indices should range from 105 to 115-degrees with even higher values possible as temperatures reach into the middle and upper 90's during the afternoon.   Overnight low temperatures will fail to provide much relief.  They're expected to drop into the upper 70's and lower 80's.
City officials offer these tips to stay safe during the heat.
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Never leave a child or pet in a hot car
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs
  • Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water
City officials also ask residents to check and assist those most susceptible to the heat and humidity: people with respiratory or heart problems, children and the elderly -- especially those with no access to air-conditioning.
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.