NWS: Take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses amid stifling heat, humidity

  • NWS: Take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses amid stifling heat, humidity

NWS: Take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses amid stifling heat, humidity

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a heat advisory for portions of Central Illinois and West Central Illinois.

A few showers and storms are possible across the area this afternoon, but the chance for rain looks lower than over the past couple of days.

Here are your weather headlines for Thursday, July 13, 2017... Some data are trending a little more bullish for pops Sunday morning near the metro but I'm staying low for now. Heat indices could climb back into the triple digits.

Regardless, this should keep the big storm systems out and the heat and humidity remaining across eastern OK.

While temperatures will be on the high side, this weekend's weather is still not expected to reach heat wave levels, as was the case last weekend, said NWS meteorologist Dave Bruno. Don't leave any living thing (kids, pets, etc.) in a auto for even a minute, as interior temperatures will soar to 140 degrees during the heat of the day.

Thursday's temperatures will be about the same as Wednesday's or slightly higher. A cold front will slowly approach New Jersey late Thursday, firing off an extended period of showers and thunderstorms. They have been issued for the Peninsula, the Southside, and northeast North Carolina.

Some storms could linger into the first part of tonight, skies are cloudy, and we drop down into the low to mid 70s. High temps will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

We'll have another really hot day Friday with temperatures in the mid 90's, but relief comes our way just in time for the weekend!