Missouri, Kentucky Face Heatwave with Temperatures Near 100 Degrees

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Paducah, KY – A significant heatwave is expected to impact the Quad State area this week, bringing temperatures close to 100 degrees. According to the US National Weather Service in Paducah, a steady warm-up will occur from today through Sunday, with highs reaching the mid-90s and heat index values nearing 100 degrees.

Today and Wednesday will see mostly sunny skies, with temperatures ranging from 76-87 degrees. By Thursday, temperatures will rise significantly, with highs between 87-93 degrees and mostly sunny conditions. A few showers or thunderstorms may develop along the I-64 corridor Thursday night, but otherwise, dry weather is forecasted.

This heatwave will affect Missouri and Kentucky, as well as parts of Illinois and Indiana. Cities like Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Evansville, and Paducah are all expected to experience the high temperatures and heat indexes. The warmest days will be Friday through Sunday, with maximum heat indexes possibly reaching 101 degrees.

Residents are advised to take precautions against the heat, including staying hydrated, avoiding strenuous outdoor activities during peak heat, and checking on vulnerable populations such as the elderly and young children. Local authorities emphasize the importance of heat safety and the need to stay informed about weather updates throughout the week.

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