Officials issue heat advisory: Drinking plenty of water, stay cool and check on elderly

Deanese Williams-Harris, Chicago Tribune

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for all of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday.

Officials cautioned the heat may reach up to 105 degrees with high humidity, creating conditions to suffer a heat stroke.

It may be best to find activities that include laying low under fans and air conditioning if possible, and making sure to drink plenty of water including taking several breaks limiting the chance of exertion.

As a reminder, officials said under no circumstance, do not leave children or pets inside of vehicles, and to check on elderly and disabled.

Also, keep in mind social distancing rules as many may think to crowd the lake and swimming pools to escape the heat. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the evening to avoid heat illness, officials said.

There is a chance for thunderstorms storms in DeKalb County with possible winds up to 65 mph, officials said.

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