The western half of the state and part of the St. Louis region are under heat advisories, and the Kansas City region is under an excessive heat warning. The National Weather Service says it feels like temperatures are exceeding 100-degrees in parts of the state.
Meteorologist Chris Bowman says when heat and humidity create the conditions they have today, Missourians are encouraged to avoid working outside in the afternoon.
“Get out of that hottest time of the day. If that’s not possible take frequent breaks, wear light clothing, and be sure to stay hydrated as well,” said Bowman.
He said when it’s this hot, people need to take care of one another.
“Check on the people that are a little bit more susceptible to heat, so any kind of elderly parents or friends, kids that might be out in the heat,” said Bowman.
Bowman urges Missourians to watch the forecast when making plans through the summer, as it’s generally easy to warn when high heat is coming.