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Looking to break a record high today

Published: May. 11, 2022 at 5:59 AM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 11:12 AM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - A Heat Advisory will be in effect for Lee County in Iowa, Scotland and Clark County in Missouri, and Hancock and McDonough County in Illinois from 1 PM through 7 PM today (Wednesday). Hot temperatures, high humidity, and light winds may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives, the elderly, the disabled, and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Also, be sure to bring pets inside. If you are hot, they are hotter.

The main focus of the forecast continues to be on the heat and humidity that is impacting the entire region.

Through the day, we will have a mixture of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. It may also look a little hazy due to some wildfire smoke further up in the atmosphere. We are looking to break the record high of 88°, which was set in 2000. Highs today will reach near 91°. As dew points remain in the 60s to 70s, the higher humidity levels will continue. This will cause our feels like temperatures to be in the mid to upper 90s. Tonight, we will have partly cloudy skies with lows again in the 70s.

For tomorrow, I am expecting more sunshine through the day. Daytime highs will once again be in the low 90s. Heat indices will be in the mid 90s, as dew point temperatures will be just slightly lower.

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