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The Summer Heat Wave We've Been Dreading Is On Its Way

By Gwendolyn Purdom in News on Aug 10, 2016 3:17PM

We're really getting into the sweltering thick of things, summer weather-wise. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will be heating up for the rest of the week, with Thursday afternoon topping off at around a 100 to 105 degree heat index. Wednesday will see a more limited excessive heat risk. The National Weather Service predicts afternoon temperatures with a high near 91 and a heat index of 95 in Chicago, though places south of Kankakee are expected to hit the 100 degree mark Wednesday afternoon.

Some isolated storms could pass through the area, as well. In its Hazardous Weather Outlook, the NWS said some storms could travel south of Bloomington Wednesday, with more severe storms and heavy rainfall more likely Thursday evening through Friday. Things may not clear up until Saturday.

So make sure you've got your umbrella and an old rag for mopping all that sweat off your face once you get to work, OK?