Dangerous heat and humidity Wednesday through Sunday… .A large upper level high will produce a dome of heat and humidity across the region from Wednesday through Sunday. The combination of the heat and humidity will produce maximum heat index values over 100 degrees each day from the late morning to late afternoon hours, with peak heat index values pushing 105 degrees or slightly higher some areas. Actual high temperatures will be in the mid 90s, and in a few places upper 90s. …HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY… The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon Wednesday to 7 PM CDT Sunday for all of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.
* TIMING…Wednesday afternoon through Sunday evening.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES…topping the 100 degree mark from midday through late afternoo n, peaking near 105 degrees or slightly higher in some areas.
* IMPACTS…The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat related stress and illness. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
* AFFECTED AREAS: ALEXANDER … EDWARDS … FRANKLIN … GALLATIN … HAMILTON … HARDIN … JACKSON … JEFFERSON … JOHNSON … MASSAC … PERRY … POPE … PULASKI … SALINE … UNION … WABASH … WAYNE … WHITE … WILLIAMSON
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun…and check up on relatives and neighbors.