There is an 'excessive heat warning' from noon on Sunday until 10pm on Monday.
"Oppressive heat and humidity combined with ample sunshine, make for risky conditions", according to the National Weather Service's website, and people are advised to stay cool indoors and avoid strenuous activity outdoors amid the heat wave. High humidity makes it more hard for your body to cool off on its own. As of Sunday night, the forecast high for Friday is 88.
Kennedy says the weather service could issue a heat advisory for Monday or Tuesday as the index could top 100 degrees. Highs will reach the low to mid 90s inland, while we will be in the upper 80s along the coast.
The National Weather Service has stated hat the heat index in Chicago is expected to reach 115 degrees on Saturday. If you must be outside during the late-morning/afternoon, stay out of the sun as much as possible, seek shade and drink plenty of water.
Sunday will be in the mid 90s with a heat index around 100. This will lead to heat indices ranging from 100 to 105. High: Low-mid 90s. Mid 80s shore.
FOX Futurecast has a few showers and thunderstorms moving into our western/northwestern counties after 7 PM. Look for record highs in Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Vermont this weekend.
In Minneapolis, the Park and Recreation Board closed recreation centers without air conditioning and canceled park and recreation programs for the evening.
Slightly cooler conditions are expected on Monday as a backdoor cold front approaches from the northeast.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 92. "There's a 30 percent chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm". The director the New York State Office for the Aging is warning senior citizens and their caregivers about high temperatures.
One difference from Saturday, winds will be a bit more brisk at times, gusting to near 20 miles per hour out of the south.