Kentucky, Missouri Residents Warned of 100-Degree Heat Index Sunday

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Paducah, KY – Residents in Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri are being warned of dangerously high temperatures as the heat index is expected to soar to 100 degrees this Sunday. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, the region will experience dry weather through the week, with only a slight chance of showers near the I-64 corridor on Thursday night.

Temperatures will steadily climb into the 90s by the weekend, with the heat index reaching its peak on Sunday. This prolonged heat wave poses a significant health risk, especially to vulnerable populations such as the elderly and young children. The weather service advises residents to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities during peak heat hours.

Local health officials are also urging people to check on neighbors and loved ones, especially those without access to air conditioning. Cooling centers may be available in some communities to provide relief from the heat.

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