🌡️ Hot weekend in perspective! 🌡️
A heat advisory is in effect for the forecast area from noon Friday through Saturday. Heat index values will reach or exceed 105°F across much of the region on Friday and Saturday, peaking on Saturday.#mowx #ilwx #stlwx #midmowx pic.twitter.com/uy8xmCbQcY
— NWS St. Louis (@NWSStLouis) July 21, 2022
If you had any outdoor plans for this weekend, you might want to reconsider.
The latest local weather reports indicate that the St. Louis area will face excessive heat all weekend, with heat index values reaching up to 110 degrees today and tomorrow. Sunday may be just as hot, but local meteorologists aren’t quite sure yet what the day will bring.
Friday and Saturday are weather alert days due to the intense heat. Highs of 100 to 103. Heat Index of 105 to 110. Sunday can be added as an alert day, but at this time there is uncertainty as to how a front, clouds and a small chance of rain can keep it cooler than expected pic.twitter.com/8xtWL5UxxZ
—Steve Templeton (@SteveTempleton) July 21, 2022
The St. Louis National Weather Service says that a heat advisory is in effect for our region from noon today until Saturday. Weather.gov says a heat advisory is typically issued when “when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100 degrees or higher for at least two days, and nighttime air temperatures will not drop below 75 degrees”.
So not only will it roast all day, but it will also roast hot all night.
If your overworked HVAC or small windows and fans aren’t enough, there are plenty of cooling centers open this weekend to help keep you cool and safe.
Authorities recommend staying indoors if you can this weekend, as people (and pets) can be quickly overwhelmed by such intense heat. Visit the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services website for more information on how to prevent heat stroke or heat exhaustion.