Chicago is about to get hotter than the pit of hell:
Our predicted 39°C high Thursday would mark the first "official" triple-digit [Fahrenheit] temperature in Chicago in 7 years. (Note: 38°C readings occurred at Midway Airport twice last July—but NOT at O'Hare, the official site.) And the heat appears likely to hang on through the coming weekend and into next week—though scattered thunderstorms may bubble up in spots and afternoon breezes off Lake Michigan may temper the hottest readings on area beaches from Friday forward—though only modestly.
Monday's comfortable high of 24°C high fell 3°C below normal and was the coolest daytime high here in 12 days.
So what can anyone do knowing this kind of heat is coming? Spend as much time outside as possible before it does, of course! When's lunch?