Weather Service Warns of Dangerous Heat Today Across the Region

AREA WIDE --   The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for today.  

Afternoon highs in the 90’s will combine with high humidity to produce feel like temperatures at or just about the 100 degree mark.

The hot conditions will continue at least through Tuesday.

You are being asked to check on the elderly and those without air conditioning.

Also, the weather service asks your make sure outdoor pets have plenty of water and shade.

See the full SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT released by the National Weather Service blow...


Special Weather Statement issued August 26 at 3:12PM CDT

Areas Affected: Pulaski; Jefferson; Christian; Warrick; Stoddard; Perry; McCracken; Gibson; Wayne; Hickman; Todd; Union; Calloway; Gallatin; Scott; Saline; Butler; Vanderburgh; Massac; Posey; Hopkins; Ballard; Cape Girardeau; Muhlenberg; Marshall; Caldwell; Pope; Fulton; New Madrid; White; Wabash; Mississippi; Daviess; Livingston; Johnson; Webster; Williamson; Carter; Hamilton; Trigg; Edwards; Pike; McLean; Bollinger; Hardin; Graves; Alexander; Union; Spencer; Ripley; Jackson; Lyon; Crittenden; Franklin; Carlisle; Henderson; Perry; Wayne

Afternoon heat index values will top out near or just above 100 degrees across the region again Monday and Tuesday.

The worst conditions are expected over southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.

Please be careful if you must be outside Monday and Tuesday.

Check on the elderly and those without air conditioning, and make sure outdoor pets have plenty of water.