The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory starting at noon Thursday.
Hot and humid conditions to impact the region through Saturday.
High pressure aloft will stall over the area today through Saturday. Hot and humid conditions are forecast to occur through at least the first half of the upcoming holiday weekend. Extreme Southwest Missouri will experience afternoon heat index values ranging from 102 to 107 degrees today through Saturday.
* Impacts...with a prolonged period of heat expected...the risk for heat related illnesses will increase as we progress through the upcoming holiday weekend.
* Precautionary/preparedness actions...
To reduce risk during outdoor work...The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. heat stroke is an emergency...call 911.