Excessive Heat Warning for Lake County Residents
Excessive Heat Warning in effect from noon Thursday to 7 PM CDT Friday.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from noon Thursday to 7 PM CDT Friday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.
•Temperature: mid 90s Thursday and Friday.
•Maximum heat index values, 105 to 115 degrees.
•Impacts: temperatures this high could lead to heat related illnesses with prolonged exposure. The elderly, small children and pets are especially susceptible. Plan ahead. Have a cool place to shelter from the heat. Avoid outdoor activity during the afternoon.
Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule Strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Heat Stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when Car Interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.