Heat Advisory in Effect Until Saturday Evening

Jul 12, 2018

Missouri is looking at another hot weekend, with heat index values predicted to reach 100 to 104.

The National Weather Service in Saint Louis issued a heat advisory fromĀ 1 p.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Saturday. Temperatures were expected to reach the upper-90s. The hottest times of the day will be in the afternoons and early evenings, according to a news release from the Boone County Office of Emergency Management.

The increased temperatures and high levels of humidity could result in more heat-related illnesses. The elderly, young children, people without air conditioning and anyone participating in outdoor activities are most at-risk, according to the release.

Car interiors can also reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes, and people are encouraged to not leave children or pets unattended.

To stay safe during the heat advisory, avoid long periods in the sun, wear light-weight and loose-fitting clothing, stay hydrated and try to spend most of your time in air-conditioned areas.