Worst Heat Wave in Three Years Hits Chicago

Most children in the U.S. don't drink enough water, and summer heat and outdoor play can increase water needs.
Most children in the U.S. don't drink enough water, and summer heat and outdoor play can increase water needs.
Most children in the U.S. don't drink enough water, and summer heat and outdoor play can increase water needs.
Most children in the U.S. don't drink enough water, and summer heat and outdoor play can increase water needs.

Worst Heat Wave in Three Years Hits Chicago

A brutal heat wave is making its way to Chicago. 

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.

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