Hot steamy 4th of July in store for the Chicago area- Southeast lake breezes will ease the heat a bit in Cook County and Lake County, Illinois
...Very Humid and Hot Independence Day...
Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Oregon,
Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, Ottawa, Oswego, Morris,
Joliet, Kankakee, Pontiac, Watseka, Paxton, Gary, Valparaiso,
Morocco, Rensselaer, and Fowler
309 AM CDT Wed Jul 4 2018 /409 AM EDT Wed Jul 4 2018/
...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /1 PM EDT/ TODAY TO
8 PM CDT /9 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING...
* HIGH TEMPERATURES...Around 90.
* HEAT INDICES...Peak afternoon heat indices near 105 degrees.
* IMPACTS...The combination of heat and humidity will lead to
hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those
with pre-existing health conditions.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is
expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check on relatives and
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency...call 9 1 1.