By Geneva Gage and Lucas Naber
The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat warning” from noon today to Saturday at 7 p.m.
High temperature predictions range from 88 to 91 near the lake and 92 to 96 inland, according to the warning, with the “hottest conditions” coming on Friday and Saturday. Extreme humidity will make it seem even hotter.
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services’ Cooling Centers will remain open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., two hours later than normal, according to city officials. The closest location to Rogers Park is the North Area Community Service Center at 845 W. Wilson Ave. Five other Cooling Centers are accessible throughout the city, with a detailed list available at: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_cooling_centers.html
Seniors looking to cool off can also head to one of the cities’ 21 Senior Centers. Locations can be found at this link, under the “Regional Senior Center” and “Senior Satellite Center” tabs: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/senior.html
Residents can also call 311 to find their closest Cooling Center.