A heat advisory remains in effect from noon to 7 p.m. for the
counties of Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign,
Vermilion, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Macon,
Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, Shelby, Cumberland, Clark,
Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and Lawrence, including
the cities of Havana, Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana, Danville,
Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston,
Mattoon, Shelbyville, Effingham, Flora and Lawrenceville.
Temperature: Look for temperatures to soar back into the middle 90s,
which will combine with dew points in the middle to upper 70s to
produce heat index readings of 105 to 110 degrees.
Impacts: The dangerous levels of heat and humidity will increase
the risk of heat-related illnesses.
Precautionary and preparedness actions:
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and
disorder symptoms) Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing
when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in
shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an
emergency -- call 911.
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A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is
expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity
will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink
plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the
sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
For more information and updates:
[Text from National Weather Service,