The National Weather Service’s Wilmington, Oh. office on Tuesday issued a hazardous weather outlook as temperatures and humidity begin to rise.
The excessive heat warning was also issued for Fulton, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Moultrie, Shelby, Cumberland, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and Lawrence counties. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when auto interiors can reach lethal temperatures within a matter of minutes. Overnight temperatures are expected to fall no lower than the middle 70’s.
“I think people drive more in the summer. they’re taking trips. they’re going to the lake. they’re going camping, they’re going to see friends”, Kevin Seabaugh, mechanic at Plaza Tire service, said.
Pearson said the cause of the high heat index is a combination of high temperatures, moist air streaming into the region from the Gulf of Mexico, and moisture coming off of cornfields.
“We have to see a heat index of 105 to trigger a heat advisory”, said NWS meteorologist Mike Muccilli.
Buckled said everyone should always check the backseat of their vehicles for children or pets, even with temperatures lower than what is expected this week.
Excessive heat advisories and warnings were posted Tuesday in parts of the Midwest, and the high pressure system is forecast to push eastward. Southwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour.
It will stay dry through Saturday but rain chances increase Saturday night in northern Missouri as a cold front drops south. Today’s forecast features actual air temperatures in the lower 100s. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Friday looks to be the hottest day everywhere except closer to the coast, where it may come on Thursday.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday will bring a little relief with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.