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Peak of the heat wave arrives Friday

By Sharon Ray, Chief Meteorologist, sharonr@kmiz.com
Published On: Aug 29 2013 08:52:00 PM CDT

Friday will be the 10th consecutive day with high temperatures in the 90s and high temperatures will be the hottest yet this summer. Most areas will reach the upper 90s but it will feel more like 100 to 105 when factoring in the humidity. The highest heat indices will be in western Missouri where there is a Heat Advisory from noon to 7 pm Friday.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeinated, alcoholic or high sugar content beverages, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on the elderly.

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