Oppressive heat has made its way back into the Midwest. This is the warmest heat wave of the year, placing over 80 million under heat advisories this Saturday.
Our northern counties remain under an excessive heat warning (counties in magenta) until 8 pm Sunday, while our southern counties remain under a heat advisory (counties in orange) until 8 pm Sunday.
Current temperatures sit around the 90 across the region before factoring in the heat. Temperatures feel roughly 10 degrees warmer when the heat index is factored in. Limit time outdoors if possible, and make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water! Avoid carbonated or alcoholic beverages that may further dehydrate your body.
Temperatures overnight will drop down to 73 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain calm.
The heat returns for Sunday, with a high of 92. With the heat index, feels like temperatures will push back into the triple digits. Winds will gradually increase as the day progresses due to an approaching low pressure system. This system will bring storm chances late into Sudnay evening, carrying through the overnight hours of Monday.
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