Forecasters warn excessive heat, humidity could be dangerous this weekend

Forecasters warn excessive heat, humidity could be dangerous this weekend

Locally-heavy rainfall is possible, but the main corridor of shear & wind fields in the troposphere for organized severe will be from South Dakota to Minnesota & Wisconsin.

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The high pressure helping with the heat wave will lead to near zero rain chances all weekend, all the way until a slight chance of overnight showers Sunday into Monday.

A warm front is lifting to the north, which will bring even more heat and humidity the next several days. A heat advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Saturday.

Though the temperatures over the Northeast will not reach the extreme highs of the Midwest and Central Plains, the duration of the heat will be significantly longer. Lessor said it could back down closer to 90 degrees.

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A trip to your Lake Michigan beach may provide some relief.

TONIGHT: Temperatures will remain mild through the night under partly cloudy skies.

Chicago residents can call 311 for information about the city's cooling centers or to request a well-being check for elderly friends or relatives. It's a combination of the moisture (humidity) in the atmosphere and the temperature. "I think that's actually going to be our bigger problem". That means the heat wave will last a minimum of 4 days. Temperatures could be in the mid-90s through much of weekend.Temperatures stay hot through the beginning of next week. Those headed outside should wear light clothing and sunscreen and make sure to take frequent breaks in shade or air-conditioned areas.

Overall, the heat will help fruiting plants and veggies.

And cacti and other succulents along with many flowering plants - like lavender - "will love the heat", said Hill.