Heat advisory in effect today, possibly Tuesday

Monday, August 4, 2008

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory this morning for all of Southeast Missouri and the surrounding region.

The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today, as temperatures in the mid- to high 90s will combine with high humidity to push the heat index, a measurement of what the temperature feels like outside, near or over 105 degrees in most areas.

Tuesday's conditions will be similar, which might lead to another heat advisory.

At 10:53 a.m., the temperature at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport was 85 degrees, with a heat index of 90, according to National Weather Service measurements.

Last week the heat index went over 100 degrees much of the week, as similar conditions blanketed the area.

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