Army veteran Kirk Russell of St. Louis blows kisses to a motorist who bought a bouquet of flowers from him on Gravois Avenue in St. Louis on Monday, June 14, 2021. “It keeps a roof over my head”, Russell said, “There’s good days and there’s bad days. You just gotta do what you gotta do to make it”. The National Weather Service said the high temperature on Friday could reach 102 degrees. But forecasters predict the day’s heat index could be closer to 105 to 107 degrees in some places. Photo by Daniel Shular, email@example.com
ST. LOUIS — Dangerous heat is expected across the St. Louis metropolitan area Friday with temperatures that could top 100 degrees.
A heat advisory is in effect from 1 to 7 p.m.
The National Weather Service said the high temperature could reach 102 degrees. But forecasters predict the day’s heat index — what it feels like, once humidity is factored in — could be closer to 105 to 107 degrees in some places.
Fred Glass, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Weldon Spring, said Friday could see a record high. The record for June 18 is 100 degrees, set in 1953, Glass said.
The combination of heat and humidity can cause heat stress for those with extended exposure or those exerting themselves outdoors, so the National Weather Service issued the heat advisory.
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The advisory covers the St. Louis metropolitan area and a large swath of the broader region.
City officials in Troy, Missouri, were urging residents to conserve water. In a Thursday evening alert, they asked that if residents must water their yards, they do so on an alternating schedule.
Officials urge people to check on neighbors and relatives most susceptible to heat stress, including the very young, the elderly and those without air conditioning.
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