The entire Chicago area is under a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. Saturday, with highs in the mid-90s.
The Heat Advisory is in effect for the following New Jersey counties from Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday: Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, southeastern Burlington, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May. Temperatures could reach into the mid 90s Saturday afternoon and with the heat index, it could feel like over 100 degrees, ABC7 Meteorologist Troy Christensen said.
As the temperature rises in Chester County, the National Weather Service cautions about the dangers of heat stroke and leaving children locked in cars, and residents speak about how they handle the heat.
Inland towns can expect highs in the low to mid 90’s by this afternoon and you won’t have a lot of relief by the shoreline where highs are expected to top out in the upper 80’s.
Thunderstorms will be likely Sunday evening into early Monday morning. The humidity does not take a break as well, so heat indicies make it feel like the lower 90s at times. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 73 degrees.
The high temperature in Milwaukee on Friday was 91, 11 degrees higher than the 80-degree high that is normal for July 17, according to the weather service. If a storm fires up it may become strong too severe with gusty winds and heavy rain. North wind 5 to 9 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday will see a southerly breeze push warmer air into the region. Before the excessive humidity returns we should have a very pleasant Friday with sunny skies and a high near 80.
Officials canceled summer programs at Baltimore City Public Schools on Monday due to the heat and a lack of air conditioning.