First Alert: Dangerous heat the next several days
PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - First Alert Weather Days have been issued for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as dangerous heat arrives to the Heart of Illinois. First Alert Weather Days are a new term we will begin using. Typically, these will be issued 2-3 days ahead of an impactful weather event that is beyond a nuisance and will impact you and your family. In this case, it will be dangerous heat the next several days.
Heat Advisories will go into effect Monday starting at noon and last until 8 PM Wednesday. The next three days will see record to near-record heat with daytime highs in the mid to upper 90′s. Factor in humidity and heat index values will run from 100-110 degrees. It is best to avoid the outdoors is possible due to the heat. If you do need to be outside, make sure you give yourself plenty of breaks and remember to stay hydrated! Heat exhaustion can quickly set in with such heat.
A few isolated storms are possible during the late morning into the afternoon as a strong complex of storms passes mainly to our north. An isolated strong to severe storm cannot be ruled out. Damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
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