Cooling centers open as heat advisory is put in place in Chicago area

Tuesday was expected to be the hottest day of the week but temperatures will remain in the 90s throughout the week.

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Emily Croke swims with her kids Thomas and Elizabeth at North Shore Beach in the Rogers Park neighborhood, Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 2021. The heat index can reach 100 degrees and thunderstorms are possible Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

Emily Croke plays in the water with her children, Thomas and Elizabeth, at North Shore Beach in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Tuesday.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

Cooling centers opened Tuesday as high temperatures could reach over 100 degrees in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

A heat advisory was put into effect until 8 p.m. after a combination of heat and humidity could make it feel above 105 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

Tuesday was expected to be the hottest day of the week but temperatures will remain in the 90s throughout the week and push into the weekend, according to meteorologist Brian Leatherwood.

“We might get a break Monday,” Leatherwood said.

Thunderstorms will likely follow the high heat later in the afternoon. The Chicago area may see the first signs of it about 4 p.m.

The cooling facilities, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

  • Englewood Center, 1140 W. 79th St.
  • Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Ave.
  • King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
  • North Area Center, 845 W. Wilson Ave.
  • South Chicago Center, 8650 S. Commercial Ave.
  • Trina Davila Center, 4312 W. North Ave.

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