CITY OF NORTHLAKE: Chicago bracing for dangerous heat wave

NAM model predicts a heat index of 100 Sunday at 2 p.m

A disastrous heat wave is set to blaze over central and eastern US throughout the next couple of days. New York City, which missed a 90-degree reading by just one degree, will likely hit the number Saturday to start a trend of its own.

Indianapolis and the majority of central IN is under a Heat Advisory through 8 PM. The heat wave could last as long as Thursday with highs in the mid to low 90s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In fact, heat index values in the Toledo area could exceed 105 degrees for an hour or two.

Today highs will continue to be in the upper 90s-low 100s with sunny skies and heat indices as high as 110°.

In Chicago, the great outdoors is not so great - heat so oppressive officials are warning the public to beware.

A heat advisory goes into effect for most of Maryland at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Parts of New Hampshire are under heat advisories Sunday and Monday.

SATURDAY: Hot and Humid, Chance for a late thunderstorm. The reported temperature at Logan Airport as of 1 p.m. Sunday was 91 degrees and the heat index was 98, the weather service said.

The excessive heat in the central U.S.is expanding into the Northeast, bringing several days of temperatures above 90 degrees that are expected next week. The peak of the heat will occur today, but the next few days won't exactly be cool days.

Monday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

The heat index is in triple digits in Kansas City, Des Moines and even Minnesota - where the Minneapolis Star Tribune said the state is now like "Saudi Arabia with lakes".

High heat indices also increase the chances of suffering heat exhaustion or heat stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Waverly fire caused evacuations in Milton, California, on Friday.

The Midwest is expected to get the brunt of the heat on Friday before it makes its way east towards the Mid-Atlantic and Northwest on Saturday and Sunday. If it is determined that clouds/thunderstorms may be delayed, the Excessive Heat Warning could be extended again over the entire northeast Illinois/northwest IN area Sunday.

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