Monday will be hot and Tuesday is expected to be even hotter, according to a special weather statement posted on the National Weather Service website. Temperatures could climb into the 90s both days for much of the area with heat indexes reaching or exceeding triple digits.
"The combination of the unusually hot temperatures so late in the summer along with moderate humidity levels could result in heat indexes reaching or exceeding 100 degrees...particularly on Tuesday,"according to the special weather statement.
In Grayslake, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 92 degrees on Monday with the heat index expected to reach 97. On Tuesday, temperatures could reach a high of 94 degrees with the heat index values as high as 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS has more information on the forecast for later this week.
Hot Weather Safety TipsThe below information comes from the National Weather Safety website. For more information on how to stay safe in the heat, visit the NWS website.
- Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
- Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
- Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods, like meat and other proteins that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
- Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don't feel thirsty. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney or liver disease, are on fluid restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids. Do not drink alcoholic beverages and limit caffeinated beverages.
- During excessive heat periods, spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, go to a library, store or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.
- Don't get too much sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.
- Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.