EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING TO CONTINUE FOR MOST OF THE WEEKEND
Oppressively hot temperatures have settled in over Southeast Missouri and weather officials say the temperatures will continue for most of the weekend.
According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for many counties in Southeast Missouri, including Carter, Ripley, Butler, Wayne, Stoddard, and New Madrid, until 7 pm on Sunday.
Officials say that dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken.
Parts of Southeast Missouri will be under an Excessive Heat Warning beginning at noon today.
According to the National Weather Service, the warning will be in effect from noon until 7 pm on Sunday and maximum afternoon heat index values from ranging from around 105 to 110 degrees are expected.
Remember to drink plenty of fluids. Try to stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun if possible.
Never leave pets, children, or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles.