Oppressive heat hits its peak Tuesday — ALERT DAY FORECAST

  • Oppressive heat hits its peak Tuesday — ALERT DAY FORECAST

Oppressive heat hits its peak Tuesday — ALERT DAY FORECAST

National Weather Service meteorologists say heat indices of up to 105 degrees are forecast Tuesday, with 100-degree heat indices possible Monday and Wednesday. Most of the state is listed in the Monday heat advisory, which is expected to continue through Tuesday. There is a Heat Advisory for everyone else.

The heat is expected to crank-up even higher this week.

Unsafe heat is expected to return to the St. Louis region Monday as highs are forecast in the mid to upper 90°s. Please take the heat seriously and watch for signs of heat exhaustion. Heat stroke victims will have a throbbing headache, no sweating, body temperature above 103°, red, hot, dry skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid, strong pulse and may loose consciousness. A few scattered storms will be possible today as a weak cold front moves into the area. Rockwood Superintendent Mark Miles says that administrators will be monitoring the heat levels this week to make sure their students stay safe. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m.