** Heat Advisory for McHenry County Until 9 p.m. Thursday, July 5 **
A heat advisory means a period of hot weather is expected. High temperatures combine with high humidity, which can create opportunity for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or playing outside.
** Air Quality Alert for McHenry County from July 4-5 **
An air quality alert, issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, is when air pollutants are expected to be at, or above, levels consider healthy for pollutant-sensitive individuals, such as people with asthma or respiratory illnesses.
Weather Outlook for the Holiday Week
Sunny skies, temperatures near around the 97-degree mark and nary a cloud in the sky added up to one very intolerable day on Tuesday.
Adults and children alike found relief at area lakes, pools and splash pads. Some little ones could even be heard complaining the water was "too cold."
The forecast for the remainder of the week expects temperatures to keep climbing in McHenry County, according to Weatherbug.com. While a chance of thunderstorms was predicted for Tuesday night, the outlook for rain in the next four days looks grim.
Here's a look at the high temperatures for the next couple days, as forecast by Weatherbug.com:
Wednesday, July 4
99 degrees and partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of rain.
Thursday, July 5
98 degrees and partly sunny.
Friday, July 6
100 degrees and partly cloudy.
Saturday, July 7
90 degrees and partly cloudy.