The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Coles, Douglas, Clark, Edgar, Piatt, Champaign and Vermilion counties until 8pm on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
TEMPERATURE...High temperatures will reach the lower to middle 90s Wednesday through Saturday. * HEAT INDEX...With dewpoints rising well into the 70s, afternoon heat index readings will peak from 100 to 105 degrees each day. * IMPACTS...The effects of heat are cumulative, and worsen the longer a heat wave lasts. People without access to air conditioning, or those that are working or playing outdoors, are most likely to be impacted by the heat. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke are possible if work or play is too strenuous. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of heat 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. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.