Dreadful heatwave hitting Southwestern U.S., an early glimpse of sizzling summer ahead! What to expect in Indiana & Illinois?

News Desk Staff
Medically Reviewed By Dr. Adnan Maqsood

The first heatwave of the year struck the Southwestern region of the US last week, with record-breaking temperatures reaching triple-digits from the east to the west. The region includes California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. 

In Phoenix, the temperature bar hit 113F(45C) last Thursday for the first time this year, whereas, on Wednesday, 11 people were sent to the hospital from a crowd waiting to attend a Donald Trump rally. They were later released by the hospital in a stable condition.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued heat warnings for over 20 million people on Friday. The fire departments have urged people not to hike, and some hiking trails are closed temporarily. 

According to NWS, extreme heat temperatures might continue to occur next week in some southwestern regions. 

Meanwhile, the current weather forecast for Illinois and Indiana report that temperatures are also expected to rise in the coming days, reaching up to 33 C (about 91 F). However, there’s no extreme heatwave expected like the one in the Southwestern U.S. 

The current weather forecast for Indiana and Illinois indicates that temperatures are generally expected to be warm in the coming days. In Illinois, temperatures are forecasted to fluctuate, with some days reaching up to 33°C (about 91°F). 

The region is also expected to experience some rainy days in June, which could impact the overall temperature slightly on those specific days.

With rising temperatures forecast for July and August, people need to stay vigilant about the risks of heat exhaustion. 

Family Urgent Care is prepared to assist you if you or someone you know feels overwhelmed by the heat. Our healthcare team is well-equipped to provide urgent care during the warm summer months to ensure your safety and well-being. 

Remember to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities during the peak heat hours and book your appointment or simply walk-in if symptoms of heat exhaustion arise. 

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