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Dangerous heat will stick around for much of the weekend

Posted by wlpo on July 22, 2016

Despite some rain, a cool down isn’t in the works for the Illinois Valley.

An Excessive Heat Warning will stay in effect through Saturday night. High temperatures the next two days are expected to be in the low to mid-90s. When you factor in the humidity it could feel more like 110 to 115 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, at one point it felt like 110 in Ottawa on Thursday. Rockford had a heat index of 113 while Chicago hit 107.

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