Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/23 2016 03:40AM

Updated 07/23 2016 08:01AM

Issued at: 07/23/2016 3:31:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/24/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Effingham ILZ040>057-061>063-066>068-071>073-231700- /O.CON.KILX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160725T0000Z/ SCHUYLER-MASON-LOGAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-VERMILION-CASS- MENARD-SCOTT-MORGAN-SANGAMON-CHRISTIAN-MACON-MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS- COLES-EDGAR-SHELBY-CUMBERLAND-CLARK-EFFINGHAM-JASPER-CRAWFORD- CLAY-RICHLAND-LAWRENCE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RUSHVILLE...HAVANA...LINCOLN... CLINTON...MONTICELLO...CHAMPAIGN...URBANA...DANVILLE... BEARDSTOWN...PETERSBURG...WINCHESTER...JACKSONVILLE... SPRINGFIELD...TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...SULLIVAN...TUSCOLA... CHARLESTON...MATTOON...PARIS...SHELBYVILLE...GREENUP...MARSHALL... EFFINGHAM...NEWTON...ROBINSON...FLORA...OLNEY...LAWRENCEVILLE 331 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY... * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS AROUND 90 ARE EXPECTED FROM THIS AFTERNOON WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. LITTLE RELIEF IS EXPECTED AT NIGHT...WITH LOWS ONLY IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S TONIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT. * HEAT INDEX...PEAK AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110 DEGREES TODAY AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER VALUES OF 110 TO 115 DEGREES. * IMPACTS...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES FOR PEOPLE WITH PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXPOSURE...OR WITHOUT ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING. THE ELDERLY...SMALL CHILDREN...AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER...STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. && $$