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Today's Weather: Hot & Heavy

By Selena Fragassi in News on Jul 18, 2015 3:05PM

Today's hot weather is either a nightmare for some or a dream come true after a chilly, rainy summer has become the norm the past few weeks. Here's the deal: The whole Chicagoland area is under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. as a heavy dose of humidity and climbing temperatures in the mid-90s produce heat indexes with real feels of up to 110 degrees.

This weather is no joke so take precautions if you are outdoors today by finding breaks from the sun and staying hydrated. Cumulus clouds also build by midday providing some respite, though the day should be mostly dry. By nightfall temperatures drop to the 70s and become more tolerable as we enter a new week.