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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
335 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

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335 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the entire area. Dangerous
heat and humidity today will lead to a high risk of heat related
illness if extreme caution is not taken. Heat index values will
top out near 110 degrees nearly all locations, with a few locales
possibly seeing readings as high as 115 degrees.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms late tonight across
southern Illinois into southwest Indiana.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Excessive Heat Warning continues Sunday.

There is a chance of thunderstorms through the period. Lightning,
locally heavy rain and gusty winds will be the primary hazards.

On Thursday, some areas could see heat index values top out close
to 105 degrees.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.


Excessive Heat Warning

National Weather Service Paducah KY
324 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...Dangerous levels of heat and humidity to continue through the

.A large upper level high will be slow to break down through the
weekend, resulting in persistent heat and humidity.

Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell-Union KY-Webster-
Including the cities of Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville,
Evansville, Boonville, Rockport, Mayfield, Smithland, Benton,
Murray, Marion, Eddyville, Cadiz, Princeton, Morganfield, Dixon,
Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun,
Greenville, and Elkton
324 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017


The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued an Excessive
Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT Sunday. The Heat
Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...through Sunday evening.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Peak heat indices will be around 110 degrees
  this afternoon most areas. Some locales may reach as high as
  115. On Sunday, peak indices will range from 100 to 110
  degrees.A slight chance of thunderstorms and some added cloud
  cover may hold heat index values down in some areas Sunday.

* IMPACTS...The combination of the persistent hot temperatures and
  high humidity results in a high risk of heat-related illness.
  The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and
  those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the
  most susceptible. Also, car interiors will reach lethal
  temperatures in a matter of minutes.


Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.



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