Heat to return this weekend

Friday, August 5, 2011

Forecasters expect the mid to upper 90s to return this weekend, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.

The advisory goes into effect at 11 a.m. Saturday and expires at 7 p.m. Sunday. Temperatures combined with high humidity are expected to produce heat indexes of 105 degrees or higher.

Highs in Cape Girardeau are expected to reach 95 degrees Saturday and 97 degrees Sunday, according to weather service forecasts.

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