CHICAGO — A heat wave could make it feel as hot as 100 degrees in the city this weekend — and it might even break some records.
The weekend will be hot, sunny and humid, with Friday hitting 90 degrees — but it'll feel even hotter, said AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines. Saturday could feel as hot as 100 degrees.
Saturday's record high temperature is 97 degrees, and there's a chance we could break that this weekend, Kines said.
“It’s gonna be toasty out there,” Kines said. “It’s gonna take a few days to get here, but once it does it’s definitely gonna feel like summer.”
The heat is moving in from the Pacific Northwest, where it's broken records, Kines said.
Chicagoans could get a brief reprieve on Friday when there's a chance of a rainshower, but Kines said he expects most of the city to stay dry.
People should stay inside with the air conditioner on if they can, Kines said, and everyone should drink a lot of water. Those who head out should wear lightweight, light-colored clothing and don a hat to deflect the heat and the sun, he said.
“If you have the option, stay indoors by the air conditioner,” Kines said. “There’s always that pool, too, that’s always great.”
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