The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in effect through 7pm on Monday, June 18 to include: Piatt-Christian-Macon-Moultrie-Shelby-Effingham-Clay-Champaign-Vermilion-Douglas-Coles-Edgar-Cumberland-Clark-Jasper-Crawford-Richland-Lawrence- and Fayette counties in Illinois.
TEMPERATURE…Highs will reach the low to mid 90s today through Monday. Heat indices will peak near 100 degrees this afternoon, and from 100 to 105 degrees during the afternoons from Saturday through Monday.
TIMING…This afternoon through Monday afternoon.
IMPACTS…Heat illnesses due to prolonged oppressive heat and humidity.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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 water, wear light weight and loose fitting clothing, stay in an air-conditioned room if possible, stay out of the sun and take frequent breaks, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.