Dangerous heat has filtered into southwest Missouri, with our first Heat Advisory of the summer being issued by the National Weather Service in Springfield.
The advisory is for areas along and north of I-44, including the Springfield area, and it is in effect each afternoon through Saturday.
Heat index readings will range from 100 to 109 degrees during the period.
Take precautions to reduce your risk of heat related illness, including drinking plenty of fluids and limiting outdoor activities.
Also be sure to check frequently on elderly people who are more prone to heat illness.