...Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Monday...
* short term trends...temperatures had warmed into the upper 80s to low 90s late this morning with heat index values already in the mid to upper 90s. The heat index will likely climb above 100 degrees everywhere...to around 107 in isolated locations later this afternoon.
* Timing and areas affected...for all locations across the Missouri Ozarks into extreme southeast Kansas through Monday.
* Temperature...temperatures will be in the upper 90s and low 100s. Heat index values will range from 100 to 107 on an afternoon basis.
* Impacts...the cumulative effects of multiple days of afternoon heat index values above 100 degrees will result in an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Young children...the elderly... and those without access to air conditioning will be particularly susceptible.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.