An excessive heat warning remains in effect through late Saturday for Chicago as sweltering summer temperatures stick in the area.
The National Weather Service notes that consecutive days of risky heat and humidity will bring an increased risk for heat related illness.
The highest heat index values are expected across Northwest Ohio today. As we transition towards the Fourth of July, hot conditions are forecast to remain in West Michigan, with temperatures around 90 most of next week.
Gusty winds, low relative humidity and high heat will bring the next round of high fire conditions across parts of Northern California and Utah.
Weather.com says that daily record highs are possible over the next few days, including in Burlington on Sunday. Very humid air will make temperatures feel as high as 110 to 115 degrees during the daytime. By Wednesday the heat index high for the region will be around 97.
Despite how hot it will get, the National Weather Service is just several degrees shy of declaring a heat advisory for this weekend.
Please make sure you're wearing sunscreen and staying well hydrated if you plan on being out and about today.
The heat index is in triple digits in Kansas City, Des Moines and even Minnesota - where the Minneapolis Star Tribune said the state is now like "Saudi Arabia with lakes". The index is expected to hit that level today, and climb even higher in northwest OH, according to the NWS.
Tuesday will likely be the warmest on the 7-day with highs into the mid to upper 90s, slightly cooler at the Cape. Highs in the Twin Cities on Sunday should be in the lower 80s. A storm knocked out power to 30,000 of them in St. Louis, who now lack air conditioning.
One difference from Saturday, winds will be a bit more brisk at times, gusting to near 20 miles per hour out of the south.
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