Heat advisory established through Thursday night


A heat advisory is in effect from Monday afternoon to Thursday night in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. 

The National Weather Service stated temperatures will be dangerously high — up to 105 degrees. The advisory is in effect until Thursday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. 

The NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying indoors and wearing lightweight clothing. Any outdoor exercise or other strenuous activity should be reserved for early morning or the evening. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool location. 

“The effects of high heat are cumulative. This is a four day heat event meaning that heat index values up to around 105 are expected each afternoon. Warm nighttime temperatures will allow little recovery for those who are sensitive to heat. Heat related illnesses will become more likely each day of the event,” the NWS stated in a press release.