People across the TODAY'S TMJ4 viewing area worked to escape the heat Saturday afternoon.
In Kenosha County, some flocked to the lakefront to cool off.
"This is the best place to be today," said Gloria Smith, who brought her two granddaughters to the beach at Pennoyer Park.
"We like playing in the sand and playing in the water a lot," said 10-year old Nayeli Spencer, Smith's Granddaughter.
At the UW-Parkside, participants in this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life relied on tents to provide some shelter from the sun.
"We're also drinking lots of water to stay hydrated," said Carolyn Reynolds, a relay participant and cancer survivor from Kenosha.
Organizers were handing out free water at the event.
But Reynolds added the heat couldn't burn away her enthusiasm for the annual Relay for Life, which raises awareness and money in the fight against cancer.
"The heat can't stop me from being out here," Reynolds said. "These are my people."