Here’s some good news: After three days of high heat and humidity, the rest of the week is forecasted to be in the 70s.
An excessive heat warning went into effect on Saturday and temperatures reached high 90s across Chicago and peaked at 103 degrees at Midway airport, according to the city and National Weather Service.
On Sunday, it was the hottest Father’s Day since 1995, the Chicago Tribune reported. Thankfully, the heat warning will end at 7 p.m. on Monday and temperatures will cool to a low of 64 degrees in the evening.
However, if you’re close to the Loop don’t expect to feel better just yet. The city’s concrete and asphalt hold onto the heat, making it a lot hotter that than the outer neighborhoods and suburbs—it’s called the heat island effect.
Everyday this week showers or thunderstorms are expected, so although the heat will fade, the humidity might not, according to the NWS. The rain is likely to begin 10 p.m. Monday then continue with a 50 percent chance throughout Tuesday and late into the night. Temperatures during the week will reach highs in the 70s and lows in the mid-60s.
A heat wave will continue across Chicago today with temperatures peaking into the 90's. Be sure to take proper precautions to #BeatTheHeat. Call 311 to find a Cooling Center or request a well-being check for neighbors, relatives or seniors who may be suffering from the heat. pic.twitter.com/szTL0tiAAJ— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) June 18, 2018