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Heat Advisory in Effect with Temperatures Approaching 100 Degrees

With temperatures expected to reach and even surpass triple-digits this week, the National Weather Service is warning residents in the Ozarks of some of the dangers.

Beginning Tuesday afternoon, NWS projects temperatures ranged from 98 to 101 degrees through Thursday. With that projection, an excessive heat warning has been put in effect through southwest and south-central Missouri, as well as south-eastern Kansas.

Excessive heat can cause side-effects like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. NWS wants to inform residents of the signs of these two illnesses.

Heat exhaustion can cause:

  • Dizziness
  • Thirst
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Weakness

The more severe of the two, heat stroke can cause serious injury, and even death. Heat stroke can be identified if you feel or see signs of:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Unconsciousness

The National Weather Service recommends that residents stay hydrated with water and drinks containing electrolytes, as well as wearing light clothing if you have to remain outside for an extended period of time.