Temperatures will climb to near 100 degrees today, as the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory for Evergreen Park and surrounding Chicago area, in effect until 10 p.m. this evening. The high is expected to reach up to between 96 to 102 degrees, with heat indices between 102 to 108 degrees.
The NWS says that there is a heightened fire danger across the region today as hot, dry and breezy conditions lead to a heightened danger of wildfires. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged and should be avoided if possible, however the NWS says to check with local authorities on burning bans for the day.
Additionally, a hazardous weather outlook has been issued for the area, as heat indices near 105 degrees, and thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall and wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour. Thunderstorms are expected to come into the area Thursday, Friday, and later in the weekend through next Tuesday, according to the NWS.
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Need a place to stay cool?
, 3450 W 97th St, is serving as the village's cooling center until the temperature cools down. Residents may visit between 8 a.m.-10 p.m. this week.
Additionally, residents are welcome to visit the , 9400 S. Troy Ave.