Heat Records in the South Prompt Warnings About Football Deaths; Heat Break in Chicagoland

As a record heat wave sweeps across the South, high school football has been hard hit with one heat-related tragedy after another. Experts say these injuries are not part of the game and are 100% preventable.

Exposure to heat is the largest weather-related killer nationwide.


This week Chicagoland has a break from the heat.

The forecast for Arlington Heights, Illinois as of Monday August 8, 2011 2:25 p.m. …

Monday Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East northeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.