This statement is for the counties of Knox, Stark, Peoria, Marshall,
Woodford, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, 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,
Lawrence, including the cities of Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington,
Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Jacksonville,
Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville,
Effingham, Flora and Lawrenceville.
Temperatures in the 90s can be
expected in central and southeast Illinois through Sunday, although
maximum temperatures are expected to be a couple of degrees lower on
Thursday. High humidity levels will produce heat index values in the
95- to 100-degree range. Afternoon highs may actually edge a few
degrees higher on Friday and Saturday, bringing heat index values up
to around 100 degrees again, with very little overall change in
temperature or humidity levels on Sunday.
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The heat and humidity this week will increase the risk of
heat-related illnesses, especially for people in poor health or
those who spend a lot of time exposed to the heat. This includes
students who attend schools that lack air conditioning and students
participating in outdoor sports activities.
To avoid being overcome by heat exhaustion or heatstroke, take
plenty of breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments, wear
lightweight and loose-fitting clothing, and drink plenty of water.
For more information and updates, check
[Text from National Weather
Service, Lincoln office]