...Heat advisory now in effect until 8 PM CDT Saturday...
The heat advisory is now in effect until 8 PM CDT Saturday.
* Temperature: highs this afternoon will range from the lower 90s over far northwest Missouri to the middle to upper 90s over the rest of the region. Saturday afternoon will see similar high temperatures. Heat index values will range from 100 to 105 during the afternoon and early evening hours both days.
* Impacts: those exposed to the dangerous heat and high humidity over a prolonged period have an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle...not even for a minute.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of water...avoid caffeinated...alcoholic or high sugar content beverages...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on neighbors...the elderly...and pets.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light colored...light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.