Summer is here and this weekend will be the ultimate proof.

A heat wave is set to to continue for Minnesota and Wisconsin, along with the central and eastern part of the United States. The National Weather Service is calling this the worst heat wave of 2018 so far.

According to CNN, 120 million people in the United States will see the temperature climb above 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the next week, which includes the 4th of July.

CNN also reports the midwest will be warmest on Friday and Saturday, when temperatures in the upper 90s paired with high humidity will make it feel "up to 115 degrees for places like Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis." It is important to be cautious over the next few days, as there will be a greater risk for heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Here are some ways to stay safe:
- Drink plenty of water
- Limit alcohol use as it can be dehydrating
- Limit time outdoors
- Set up a cool area where you can take a break from the heat
- Complete outdoor work / projects in the early morning or late at night when temperatures are coolest.
- Check on the elderly, kids and pets as much as possible
- Check tires to make sure they are properly inflated, as they can blowout during extreme heat
It looks like the Old Farmer's Almanac was spot on this month, saying the end of June would bring stormy conditions and hot temperatures. The good news is things will calm down for the midwest on Sunday. We will just have to sweat it out until then.