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It Could Feel Like 100 Degrees This Weekend In Chicago, Weather Agency Warns

People are encouraged to take breaks indoors and drink water, as the weather could prove dangerously warm.

Families splash in Lake Michigan on a hot Friday afternoon at Rainbow Park Beach in South Shore on June 4, 2021.
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CHICAGO — It could get dangerously hot this weekend in Chicago, and officials are urging people to stay safe.

Temperatures are expected to hit the 90s Saturday and Sunday — but it will feel like it’s nearly 100 degrees out with humidity, according to the National Weather Service. The agency has issued a “hazardous weather outlook” for the weekend.

The outlook warns there’s a limited risk for excessive heat on Saturday throughout the area, and that will continue — but only south of I-80 — on Sunday. The heat risk returns Wednesday.

Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. It’ll hit 90 degrees, but it’ll feel close to 100 outside, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 84, but it could once again feel close to 100 degrees, according to the weather agency.

People who need to be outside should drink water and take breaks in shady spots or indoors, according to the agency.

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