One more day of dangerously hot and humid weather today, before a cold front brings relief tonight. Scattered thunderstorms will accompany the front, with a few strong to severe storms possible especially across northern IL this evening. Thursday will remain warm, but with noticeably lower humidity. Dry and seasonably warm weather is expected Friday through the weekend, with lake breezes keeping locations near Lake Michigan cooler.
Dangerous heat and humidity will continue for one more day today, with peak heat indices of 100 to over 105°F. Heat-related illnesses may develop in fewer than 30 minutes after strenuous outdoor activity. A cold front will move through the area tonight, bringing relief Thursday through the weekend.
A broken line of thunderstorms is expected to gradually move across the area tonight, with coverage and intensity diminishing over time. The severe weather threat, greatest through mid-evening, will consist of damaging wind gusts and isolated instances of large hail.
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