The National Weather service has issued a Heat Advisory from Noon today, Saturday, July 14 until 6pm tonight, for the following counties: 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-Fayette- and Lawrence.
* TEMPERATURE…Afternoon temperatures are expected to range from 90 to 95 degrees.
* HEAT INDEX…The heat index will peak between 105 and 108 degrees, before thunderstorms develop and drop the temperature.
* IMPACTS…Heat related illnesses are possible, especially for people working or playing outdoors. Pets are also susceptible to heat illness.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to 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.
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. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.