A heat advisory is in effect from noon on Monday until 8 PM Wednesday evening for the entire Regional Radio listening area. Heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees are expected each afternoon, with overnight heat index’s only falling into the upper 70s or lower 80s. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
The National Weather Service is urging all Illinoisans to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Do not leave any children or pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, and take extra precautions if you plan on being outside for extended periods of time.
The NWS is encouraging you to know the difference between heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, and wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothes. Anyone overcome with heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency and you should call 9-1-1 if you know of someone who is suffering from heat stroke.
Again, this advisory is in effect from Monday at noon until 8 pm, Wednesday June 15th.