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updated: 7/16/2012 1:13 PM

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  • Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com Karsten Krahenbuhl, 8, of West Chicago, finds a way to cool off during a break from the Wheaton Park District soccer camp on Monday at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton.

      Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com Karsten Krahenbuhl, 8, of West Chicago, finds a way to cool off during a break from the Wheaton Park District soccer camp on Monday at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton.

  • Andrew Dellabella, 4, of Geneva, fills a water pistol in a fountain Sunday at the Batavia Riverwalk.

       Andrew Dellabella, 4, of Geneva, fills a water pistol in a fountain Sunday at the Batavia Riverwalk.
    Christian Gossin | Staff Photographer

  • Evan James Spresser, 10, and his brother Cole Michael, 8, of Bartlett, stay cool Sunday by splashing down a slide at the Bartlett Aquatic Center. Temperatures reached into the mid-90s Sunday and could hit 100 Tuesday.

       Evan James Spresser, 10, and his brother Cole Michael, 8, of Bartlett, stay cool Sunday by splashing down a slide at the Bartlett Aquatic Center. Temperatures reached into the mid-90s Sunday and could hit 100 Tuesday.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Cole Michael Spresser, 8, of Bartlett, gets a large bucket of water dumped on his head Sunday while playing at the Bartlett Aquatic Center.

       Cole Michael Spresser, 8, of Bartlett, gets a large bucket of water dumped on his head Sunday while playing at the Bartlett Aquatic Center.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • The fire hose challenge helped people beat the heat Sunday at the Windmill City Festival at the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia. The event also included an ice cream eating contest.

       The fire hose challenge helped people beat the heat Sunday at the Windmill City Festival at the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia. The event also included an ice cream eating contest.
    Tara Garcia Mathewson | Staff Photographer

 
 

The suburbs will be scorched by yet another heat wave early this week, with temperatures expected to hit 100 degrees both today and Tuesday, possibly breaking a 125-year-old record.

AccuWeather.com reported it was 94 degrees at 1 p.m., headed for 100 with a real feel of 103. A air quality alert has been issued until 7 p.m.

"Both (today) and Tuesday, we're going to be right around 100 degrees," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said. "Tuesday really looks like an oppressive day across the area."

Dozens of weather records already have been broken in Chicago this summer, and this latest hot spell could lead to more. The record high temperature in Chicago both today and Tuesday is 100 degrees, set back in 1887 and 1942, respectively.

It's not just the Chicago area suffering.

This summer's historic heat has broken 25,000 records across the country, Mussoline said. The lack of rain also has led to a severe drought across the Midwest.

"The amount of temperature records we've broken has been incredible," Mussoline said.

"The drought brings on more heat, and the heat brings on more drought."

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