Air Quality Alert and Hot in Chicagoland for 2 Days Forecast, but Hotter in Wisconsin

A southwest breeze of hot air is expected to overpower a lake breeze in the Chicago area bringing hot temperatures in the upper 90’s in our area Monday and Tuesday. Heat index temperatures are expected to reach 98°F to 100°F on Monday and just over 100°F on Tuesday. A heat index of 105°F brings a heat advisory, which has been activated Monday and Tuesday for many parts of Wisconsin — even as far south as Lake Geneva and Kenosha.

A USG (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) Action Day alert is activated for Monday, July 16, 2012. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected, according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Chicago area forecast from the National Weather Service as of 8:30 am. Monday …

Today Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Wednesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 83.



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