Suzanne Fortin from the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill says despite some cooler temperatures this weekend, next week will be more of the same. She says there’s a significant ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere that’s keeping the heat in.

Most of the state can expect a small cool-down late in the work-week because a cool front will bring some rain, but not everyone will.

 Areas in the south, like the Bootheel, might not get a break if the front doesn’t make it down that far. Urban centers, like St. Louis and Kansas City will experience an exaggerated effect because the concrete and asphalt trap heat, and buildings are so close together, little breeze gets through.

Likewise, cars are likely to overheat, so keeping children or pets in a parked car for any length of time can be dangerous.

(AUDIO) Allison Blood reports on the heat to come Mp3 1:00