City Bracing For Extreme Heat

Steve Miller
June 15, 2018 - 4:48 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- There's an excessive heat watch in effect through Monday evening.

City officials say it will be warm and humid practically non-stop through Monday evening. Meaning no real cool down at night.

Office of Emergency Management and Communication First Deputy First Deputy Rich Guidice says the heat index could reach 105 this weekend. The city says it's in touch with buildings for seniors to make sure they're cool enough - and OEMC said there are apparently no problems with any of those buildings. 

Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Ron Dorneker said people should be aware it's not the same lake your family swam in last summer. 

"It's up a couple feet," he said. "And not only that - through the course of the winter we had severe storms, which changes the topography so the bottom of the lake has changed a lot. So areas of the lake you may have been swimming in last year that were shallow - and you were able to stand - are certainly deeper.  And there could be holes from waves."

The city says it's in touch with buildings for seniors to make sure they're cool enough - and Office of Emergency Management and Communication said there are apparently no problems with any of those buildings.