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Chicago Is On 'Dangerous Heat' Watch This Thursday And Friday

By Gwendolyn Purdom in News on Jul 19, 2016 4:22PM

With temperatures expected to climb to the mid-to-upper 90s Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service has put a dangerous heat watch in place from noon Thursday through Friday evening. The combination of high temperatures with dew points in the upper 70s means it will feel like somewhere between 105 and 115 degrees outside those days, which means you should probably avoid spending too much time outside if you can help it.

"Temperatures this high could lead to heat related illnesses with prolonged exposure," the Weather Service alert says. Children, pets and elderly people are especially susceptible, so plan to keep any little ones, fur babies and older family members or friends out of the sun, cool and hydrated.

This heat wave comes on the heels of some soggier crazy weather this past weekend. Now, if you'll excuse us, we need to camp out in front of our open freezer for the next few days.