DOWNTOWN — It’ll be dangerously hot in Chicago on Monday.
The city could feel hotter than 100 degrees during the day, and the actual high temperature is expected to be 94 degrees, said Amy Seeley, a National Weather Service meteorologist. It’ll also be humid and partly cloudy.
Areas around the city could feel even hotter, with the National Weather Service predicting it could feel as warm as 109 degrees in the suburbs.
A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., warning the “heat and humidity will lead to hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.”
People who have to work or spend time outside should be extra cautious and wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing and drink water, according to the heat advisory. Everyone should try to stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun and check in on relatives and neighbors.
People should also know the signs and symptoms of a heat-related illness like heatstroke, according to the advisory.
The symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, a weak yet quick pulse, muscle cramps and nausea, according to the Mayo Clinic. People with heatstroke, “the most serious form of heat injury,” might have a high body temperature, be confused or irritable, have flushed skin and be nauseous or vomit, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Residents can call 311 for information on cooling centers or to ask for a wellbeing check on a neighbor.