Despite other signs of summer winding down, summer heat is in full swing in Chicago.
Public schools in Chicago resumed classes on Monday with Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer, just around the corner.
However, Chicago is in the midst of its hottest stretch of weather since the middle of July. Similar to Sunday, temperatures Tuesday soared to 95 degrees.
Combining the heat with sunshine and high humidity will send AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees.
Anyone spending a considerable amount of time outdoors should use caution during this heat wave by avoiding strenuous activities, drinking plenty of water and wearing light clothing.
Coaches of fall sports teams should ensure their players are taking these necessary precautions. The mornings and evenings would be better times for outdoor practices than the sizzling afternoon hours.
The tail-end of a cool front will cross Chicago will knock down high temperatures slightly for the latter half of the workweek.
The term slightly should be stressed with humidity remaining high and temperatures still set to climb into the upper 80s Wednesday through Friday.
Ninety-degree heat is then set to make a comeback for Labor Day weekend, keeping air conditioners and swimming pools busy.
This week's heat wave may seem like the atmosphere's way of making up for the cool weather from recent weeks, stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Since the mid-July heat wave, temperatures from July 20 to August 24 in Chicago averaged 2.7 degrees below normal. The AccuWeather.com Long Range Forecasting team also expects an early arrival of autumn weather this year.
Another visit from the Polar Vortex will deliver unseasonably cool air to the Midwest, preceded by rounds of thunderstorms, including severe weather.
Welcome dry weather for cleanup efforts across Japan in the wake of Neoguri will be brief.
As the Northeast continues to clean up from destructive storms early this week, more rounds of severe weather loom for early next week.
Heat-related dangers will be on the rise over the weekend for much of the Northwest as scorching heat settles in.
San Francisco will see a rise in temperatures over the next several days as partially cloudy skies make way for plenty of sunshine.
Days after Neoguri takes a curved path over Japan and into the northern Pacific, much cooler air will drive southeastward across the Midwest and into the Northeast.
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