July 17 weather

National Weather Service

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING: Heat index above 100 for rest of week

It's advised to stay in air-conditioned spaces, or find a cooling shelter nearby.

July 17, 2019 - 11:02 am
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ST. LOUIS (KFTK)  — St. Louis metro area residents may want to limit their outside exposure for the rest of the week as a major heat wave is expected to cover our region Wednesday through Saturday.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning and predicts afternoon and evening heat index values between 100 and 110 due to hot and humid conditions.

People are asked to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. It is also recommended to wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing to reflect the sun. 

The higher heat with be in urban areas, NWS reports: 

It is advised to take care of outdoor activities before the midday heat arrives and reschedule strenuous activities, including exercise, to avoid the hottest times of the day. Never leave pets or babies inside cars.

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Spend time in air-conditioned spaces, and find a nearby shelter if necessary.

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