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 The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.
Heat index values, topping the 100 degree mark from midday through late afternoon, peaking near 105 degrees or slightly higher in some areas.
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. 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.
Weather forecast Wednesday through Sunday:
Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the morning.
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Light and variable wind.
Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the morning.
Mostly clear, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 96. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 76. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.