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 from 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.