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The National Weather Service says an excessive heat watch will be in effect for Evanston from noon today through Monday evening.

Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid to high 90s and nightime lows in the city will likely only be around 80 tonight and Sunday.

The City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department is urging all residents to take preventive actions during this hot weather to avoid heat-related illness, such as heatstroke. 

Peak afternoon heat indexes of between 98 and 105 are forecast, the weather service says, and heat indexes are expected to remainin the 90s through the evening and possibly into the overnight hours.

The Health and Human Services Department recommends residents take the following actions to prevent heat-related illnesses:

  • Drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol, caffeine and high salt intake
  • Stay in cool, shaded areas while outdoors, and keep the blinds drawn or lights down indoors
  • Use air conditioners or fans; avoid excessive exposure to heat in unventilated areas
  • Reduce physical activity
  • Take cool baths or showers, and use cool towels
  • Wear loose, light cotton clothing and a breathable hat
  • Eat light meals; avoid eating heavy meals and using the oven
  • Do not let anyone sit in a hot car, even for a few minutes

Community members are also reminded to check on people at risk for heat-related illness, especially elderly individuals.


A National Weather Service graphic showing symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

Residents can to take advantage of cooling centers across the city during their operating hours:

Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St.
Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. 
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

North Branch Library, 2026 Central St.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. 

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  1. I don’t really see how the 89

    I don’t really see how the 89 degree prediction showing up on the Evanston Now website for Monday is “excessive heat”.

    Anyway, don’t pay too much attention to the weathermongers unless you have a special condition.  This is fine weather to be active if yuo’re in reasonable shape and stay hydrated.  

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