Friday forecast: Hot weather continues through Father's Day

Friday forecast: Hot weather continues through Father's Day

To all of the fathers, have a wonderful day tomorrow, and enjoy the weekend!

WEDNESDAY | Mostly sunny and turning less humid.

An oppressive heat wave is set to hit the Chicago area Saturday, with heat indices up to 105 degrees expected to linger during the afternoon hours throughout the busy festival weekend.

A cold front approaching from the northwest is expected to pass through the area late Tuesday and Tuesday night, possibly bringing with it showers and thunderstorms.

As mentioned, Father's Day will begin the big warm up.

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Our weekly drought monitor was just updated yesterday, and we have seen some improvements across Kansas, particularly with the elimination of areas of Exceptional Drought.

In the coming days, the city is going to be hotter than the surrounding suburbs because of the "urban heat island effect", the weather service said on its Twitter page.

Anticipating highs up to 98 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Cook County between Saturday morning and Monday evening. We stay dry from Friday and lasting through Sunday, with rain chances looking to increase early next week as we tap into gulf moisture and the upper level ridge weakens slightly. There is a chance for some afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Shower and storms chances look on the low side as a ridge will dominate our local weather with storms tracking well north of us. The storms could be strong/severe, with all aspects of severe weather possible.

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