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Heat Advisory in Effect in Chicago for Thursday and Friday

By Kyla Gardner | July 17, 2013 4:15pm
 A man departs a City of Chicago Cooling Center Aug. 1, 2006.
A man departs a City of Chicago Cooling Center Aug. 1, 2006.
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CHICAGO — A heat advisory has been issued for Chicago as temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees with the heat index Thursday and Friday.

The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are presently slightly cooler near the lake, but no lakefront cooling is expected Thursday or Friday, a statement said.

Afternoon highs are expected to reach the low to mid 90s Thursday and the high 90s Friday. With the heat index, temperature highs are expected to be 100 to 105 Thursday and and 103 to 108 Friday.

The National Weather Service advises avoiding the sun, rescheduling outdoor activities to the morning or evening, drinking plenty of fluids, wearing loose clothing when possible and checking in on neighbors and relatives.

The heat could result in rolling power blackouts, buckling pavement and an increase in heat-related illnesses, especially in children and the elderly.

Possible thunderstorms could bring in cooler temperatures over the weekend.