CBS 2 Weather Watch: Extreme Heat

CBS 2 Weather Watch: Extreme Heat


HERE IS A LIVE LOOK OUTSIDE AS WE GET SET FOR TRIPLE DIGITS TEMPERATURES. THEY ARE ON THE WAY. JUST AROUND THE CORNER. MARY KAY KLEIST IS HERE NOW. HERE WE ARE. WE HAVE BUILDING HEAT. THE HEAT IS TAKING SHAPE. I WANTED TO CHECK THE RECORD BOOKS. FORECAST FOR THURSDAY IS 95. THE RECORD IS 100. 98 ON FRIDAY. THAT IS THE FORECAST. 101 IS A RECORD. ALSO FOR SATURDAY, THE RECORD IS 101. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WE HIT 97 OR HOTTER? THAT WAS LAST YEAR, AUGUST 4. WHAT ABOUT 98 OR HOTTER? THAT WAS JULY 6, 2012, WHEN WE ACTUALLY HIT 103. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME WE HAVE A TRIPLE DIGIT REAL TEMPERATURE, NOT JUST THE FEELS LIKE. 78 DEGREES FOR A MUGGY NIGHT. SOUTHEAST WIND IT 6 MILES PER HOUR. IT IS 81 IN JOLIET. 71 IN OTTAWA. WHILE WE ARE DRY AND QUIET NOW, I AM WATCHING THIS CLUSTER OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA. SOME OF THE MODELS WANT TO CALL THAT TOGETHER. FUTURE CAST SHOWS IT IS BRINGING A LOT OF IT TO WISCONSIN. THIS IS 6 AM. I DO THINK THE MORNING RUSH WE COULD BE BRUSHED WITH A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM. THE HEAT STARTS BUILDING. ARE 12 OUR FORECAST IS CAUSE FOR THUNDER AROUND A BREAK OR SHORTLY AFTER THAT. AT NOON, WE KICK IN THE HEAT ADVISORY, AND THE HEAT WARNING FOR CHICAGO AND PLACES SOUTH INTO INDIANA WHERE IT WILL FEEL LIKE 104 UP TO 114. THIS HEAT EXPANDS WITH THE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES ALL THE WAY DOWN TO OKLAHOMA. TOMORROW, IT IS GOING TO FEEL LIKE 100-105. TEMPERATURES SHOULD TOP OUT AT 95. TODAY WE HAD 70s AT THE LAKEFRONT. TOMORROW. TOMORROW, 95 AT CHICAGO’S LAKE FRONT. YOU HAVE TO JUMP IN THE WATER TO FILL THE 75 DEGREE WATER TEMPERATURE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HEAT INDEX VALUES, THE PEAK TO A CAUTION LEVEL TOMORROW. A DANGEROUS LEVEL ON FRIDAY. FRIDAY IS GOING TO BE THE HOTTEST DAY. HERE ARE THE HOTTEST HEAT INDEX VALUES TOMORROW, 107 AT 6 AM. AS WE ARRIVE INTO FRIDAY, YOU WILL SEE THE VALUES GO UP TO 112 . LOOK AT WAUKEGAN, 113. ON THE WEEKEND, WE ARE STILL GOING TO HAVE TEMPERATURES IN THE 90s. THERE IS A TINY CHANCE FOR AN ISOLATED STORM. THAT CAN HELP HE TEMPERATURES IN CHECK JUST A BIT. RILEY EARLY NEXT WEEK IT WILL

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