continues this afternoon
Heat and humidity will combine to
produce heat index values from 105 to 110 across the area this
afternoon. Clouds and thunderstorms should bring some relief to much
of the area by evening.
Dangerous heat and humidity is expected across
portions of central, east central and southeast Illinois again today.
Abundant humidity will once again combine with
temperatures climbing into the 90s to produce dangerously high heat index
values across much of the region today. Heat index values will likely reach
from 105 to 110 degrees southeast of a Beardstown-to-Bloomington line this
afternoon. The heat index will be slightly lower today to the northwest of
this line as a cold front begins to impact the region and bring slightly
cooler conditions to the area.
The cold front will move through all of the
area by Tuesday morning, bringing cooler conditions to the region for
Children, the elderly and people with chronic
ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat. Heat exhaustion,
cramps, or, in extreme cases, heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure
to these conditions. Friends, relatives or neighbors should check on people
who may be at risk.
If you must be outside today, wear
light-colored clothing, take plenty of breaks and drink plenty of fluids.
[11:35 a.m. advisory]