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The Midwest Bakes in Dangerous Heat

14 Jun 2018, 10:42 pm

Several cities are under heat alerts beginning Friday and lasting through Father’s Day Weekend.

Various heat-related weather alerts in effect between Friday and Sunday, June 15-17. Chicago remains under heat alerts through Monday the 18th.

These areas can expect feels-like temperatures to reach 100° or hotter! Note, areas that are not shaded in these heat alerts will still get very hot, but it likely to feel even warmer in these bigger cities under the alerts.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday, June 16
Forecast high temperatures Sunday, June 17

A strong area of high pressure will dominate this area, leading to full sunshine. We’re at the point where we are getting the most amount of sunshine in any given day, just prior to the Summer Solstice. If you’re outside, listen to your body and take frequent breaks.

Here are some more heat-related tips to stay safe right now, and the rest of this summer.

Temperatures are forecast to be 10 to as much as 20 degrees warmer than average in some cities, including Chicago.

The temperature forecast (lows in blue, highs in red) between Friday, June 15 to Wednesday, June 20

The Chicago metro will begin its heat wave Saturday and last through Monday with a feels-like temperature beyond 100 degrees.

Heat alerts valid Saturday, June 16 to Monday, June 18

Looking toward the beginning of summer on Thursday the 21st, areas in the Northwest and Southeast appear to be the hottest compared to average, with some slightly cooler weather in parts of the Four Corners.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier