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Temperature could hit 100 on Friday

Eric Kuchenthal cools off fountaZabrocki Plazwhile his mother Robyn waits for her car be fixed At Bettenhausen Dodge Tinley Park

Eric Kuchenthal cools off in the fountain at Zabrocki Plaza while his mother Robyn waits for her car to be fixed At Bettenhausen Dodge in Tinley Park, Illinois, Tuesday, June, 7, 2011. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 9, 2012 1:39PM



Whatever you do Friday, do not: Take a hot bath to de-stress; get stuck in a glass elevator; decide to have a marathon baking session in your studio apartment for an upcoming 4th of July picnic.

Do not do these things, or anything else taxing, because it’s forecast to reach 100 degrees Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

In fact the weather service is calling the sizzling heat an “extreme heatwave.”

If you live closer to the lake, you’ll get a break, but not much: It’s supposed to be in the mid-to-low 90s.

It rarely reaches the triple digits here in and around Chicago. In fact, the last time was on July 24, 2005, when the high reached 102, according to the weather service.

The all-time high in the city occurred July 24, 1934, when the temperature reached a brutal 105 degrees.



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