Starting Thursday, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s with humidity pushing the heat index north of 100 degrees. The last time a similar heat wave hit the city was in 2013.
In 1995, a weeklong heat wave took the lives of more than 700 Chicagoans.
Morning Shift talks to WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling about what’s causing the hot weather and what precautions we should take to stay cool and safe.
- A climate fight on Chicago’s South Side
- How Is climate change affecting Chicago anyway?
- Unlike in 'Game Of Thrones,' in the real world, Winter is leaving
- How to stay safe in an urban heat island