Excessive Heat Warning again but cooler temperatures on the way

An excessive heat warming remains in effect for nearly all of the state of Missouri as temperatures once again climb into the upper 90s to around 102 through today. Steve Runnels with the National Weather Service tells Regional Radio News that we haven’t broken any high temperature records, but it’s another story when talking about the heat index…

Today’s heat index values will again reaching over 110 degree’s, but Runnels says cooler temperatures are on the way….

Runnels said we can expect temperatures to dip into the 70’s on Sunday and low 80’s on Monday. There is an increasing chance of rain on Saturday with some isolated storms possible. In the meantime, everyone is reminded to dring plenty of water even if you don’t feel thirsty and take precautions to prevent heat related illness today, more importantly keep an eye out for the more vulnerable population including children, the elderly, the sick and pregnant women, as they can quickly be overcome by today’s heat.