The National Weather Service says Evanston could see a high temperature of 99 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

The weather service says the heat, coupled with expected moderately high humidity can lead to heat-related illnesses for anyone outdoors for long periods of time.

The City of Evanston notes that three city buildings will be available as cooling centers — the Levy Center at 300 Dodge Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. , the Crown Center at 1801 Main St. from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the library at 1703 Orrington Ave. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The city’s also offering tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Update 3 p.m.: The city has announced that it has canceled the Starlight Concert scheduled for Tuesday night at Twiggs Park because of the extreme heat.

The weather service says there’s a limited risk of thunderstorms with hail and damaging winds Tuesday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through the area overnight.

High temperatures are expected to be much cooler on Wednesday and Thursday, especially near the lake.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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