EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY for Knox-Stark-Peoria-Marshall-Woodford-Fulton-Tazewell-McLean-Schuyler-Mason-Logan-De Witt-Piatt-Champaign-Vermilion-Cass-Menard-Scott-Morgan-Sangamon-Christian-Macon-Moultrie-Douglas-Coles-Edgar-Shelby-Cumberland-Clark-Effingham-Jasper-Crawford-Clay-Richland and Lawrence counties
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM Friday to 8 PM CDT Saturday. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.
* TEMPERATURE…High temperatures will climb into the lower to middle 90s over the next couple of days.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES…Heat index values will peak at around 110 degrees both Friday and Saturday afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Heat illnesses may occur rapidly with prolonged exposure and overexertion.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of intense heat will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
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 heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.