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Temperatures and heat indexes to be at dangerous levels

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[August 04, 2008]  The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a heat advisory in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Monday and noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Temperatures will sizzle in the middle 90s, with a heat index ranging between 98 and 105 degrees.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned areas and stay out of the sun whenever possible. The National Weather Service urges individuals to check up on relatives and neighbors and not leave children or pets in cars for any reason.

Counties affected include Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermillion, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, Shelby, Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and Lawrence.







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