That's close to the record high of 95 degrees, set in Chicago on Sept. 10, 1983. According to AccuWeather.com, the last time a record high was set in September for Chicagoland was 1998.
The NWS urges residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-condition rooms, keep out of the sun and make sure to check up on relatives and neighbors. Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, but especially during hot weather, when the car interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips on how to stay safe in the heat:
- Drink more fluids, specifically those that don't contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar.
- Stay indoors, in an air-conditioned place, if possible.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
- Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours, and cut down on exercise, if possible.
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