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Dangerous heat continues this week


Another round of extremely hot weather and high humidity is blasting central Illinois this week. Anexcessive heat warning is in effect and has been extended until 10 p.m. Friday.

High temperatures will be in the upper 90s through Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday could see highs near 100, possibly setting records for some locations. Nighttime temperatures are only expected in the mid-70s.

The afternoon heat index is expected to be between 105-115 degrees. Heat-related illness is possible for vulnerable populations, those performing strenuous outdoor activities and people without air conditioning.

Officials say to limit outdoor activities, drink plenty of water, wear loose fitting and light colored clothing and check on children and the elderly. If you suspect someone is suffering from heat stroke, dial 9-1-1.


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