Excessive Heat Watch

06/14/2018 4:00 AM through 06/14/2018 12:00 PM

Excessive Heat Watch issued June 14 at 4:00AM CDT expiring June 18 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Chicago IL


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Excessive
Heat Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Monday evening.

* TEMPERATURES...Afternoon highs will be in the mid to possibly
upper 90s Saturday through Monday. Nighttime lows in the city
will likely only be around 80 Saturday night and Sunday night.

* HEAT INDICES...Peak afternoon heat indices of 100 to 105 are
forecast Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Only minimal relief from
the heat is expected at night with heat indices likely to remain
in the 90s through the evening and possibly into portions of the
overnight hours.

* IMPACTS...The extended duration of heat, combined with nearly
full sunshine, and oppressively warmth even at night will lead
to potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the
elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. Residents
of the city of Chicago can call 3...1...1...to request well
being checks for elderly friends or family members, or for
information on finding the nearest cooling center.


An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay
in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up
on relatives and neighbors.

Target Area


Sender: NWS Chicago IL
Sent: 4:00 AM on 06-14-2018