Most of Illinois Under Heat Advisory
The heat advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Most of Illinois, including Lake County, is under a heat advisory from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, July 17.
The temperature is forecast to reach 101 degrees, with a heat index of 105, according to the National Weather Service.
"These very hot and humid conditions will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses," National Weather Service officials said in a statement. "Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors."
The National Weather Service added that "anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency — call 911."
Here are some tips from the American Red Crossfor staying cool and safe in hot weather:
- Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing, and a hat or umbrella if you can.
- Stay hydrated -- drink water even when you don't feel thirsty. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- Save your workout or any strenuous activity for the coolest times of the day.
- Find somewhere air conditioned or stay on the lowest floor of your house and out of the sun if you do not have air conditioning.
- Eat smaller meals and avoid high-protein foods.
- Check on your neighbors. Keep each other safe.
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