The area is experiencing dangerously hot and humid conditions this weekend, which is why an Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect through this evening for the Illinois counties of the listening area. That will also be in effect Sunday. Meanwhile, a Heat Advisory is in effect for west central Indiana through Saturday.
Heat index values are forecast to range from 105 to 110 degrees Saturday and Sunday across much of the listening area. This type of heat can quickly lead to heat-related illnesses for those who spend significant amounts of time outdoors, or who do not have access to air conditioning.
Remember, to take it easy, drink plenty of fluids, and never leave a child or pet in a vehicle.