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Heat index expected to climb above 100 degrees Monday

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The weekend may be over, but the heat and humidity will continue to stick around Monday in Chicago.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana Monday, according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.

The high temperatures combined with dewpoints in the mid-70s will result in afternoon heat index values up to 110 degrees in some areas, according to the weather service.

Additionally, a cold front approaching from the west may spawn scattered thunderstorms and showers in the afternoon and evening, especially north of I-80, according to the weather service.

The hot temperatures may result in heat-related stress and illness, especially for the young, the elderly, and those participating in outdoor activities, according to the weather service.

“High heat and humidity is extremely dangerous,” Governor Quinn said. “I urge residents to take the proper precautions to stay safe as we endure this stretch of extreme temperatures.”

Cook County has opened several cooling centers for residents. For information, call the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at (312) 603-8286 or click here. For a list of cooling stations throughout the state, click here.

The weather service advises to never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle. Officials are reminding people they should increase their fluid intake but avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and sugar; decrease strenuous, outdoor physical activity; and remain in air-conditioning when possible.

The Sun Times Media Wire contributed to this story.

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