Heat and humidity remains the big story today.
Keep heat safety in mind if you plan to spend prolonged time outdoor
Strong thunderstorms are expected to move into the area from the northwest overnight tonight into Sunday morning. Though these storms may be in a weakening trend, gusty outflow winds are expected and may occur well ahead of the thunderstorms. An expected slow southward movement of the storms will also result in a localized flash flood threat.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /11 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values at or above 105 degrees expected. * WHERE...All of northern IL and northwestern Indiana. * WHEN...From noon CDT /1 PM EDT/ to 10 PM CDT /11 PM EDT/ Saturday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
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