Power has been restored to nearly all electric customers who lost power in the wake of Tuesday's storms, utility representatives said Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the region from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, with temperatures expected to hover around 100.
With temperatures edging 100 degrees much of the day, parade-goers and other Independence Day revelers enjoyed their patriotism with a side of perspiration.
While the extreme weather continues with a heat advisory declared for Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area on Tuesday, moderate temperatures will provide relief beginning Wednesday.
Blazes of lightning instead of festive fireworks lit up local skies Friday to kick off the holiday weekend. Two people in Valparaiso received medical attention after they were jolted by what was thought to be lightning strikes while they were on the phone.
A heat advisory has been issued for Friday afternoon and evening for the Chicagoland area.
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