SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for most of the Ozarks until 7 p.m. Sunday.
It covers the counties of Bourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, Benton, Morgan, Vernon, St. Clair, Hickory, Camden, Barton, Cedar, Polk, Dallas, Jasper, Dade, Greene, Newton, Lawrence, Christian, McDonald, Barry and Stone Counties.
This heat advisory includes the cities of Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Branson, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Columbus, Warsaw, Cole Camp, Versailles, Nevada, Appleton City, Osceola, Hermitage, Lamar, El Dorado Springs, Stockton, Joplin and Carthage.
* Temperatures: Air temperatures will range from 98 to 103 degrees each afternoon. Heat index values will range from 100 to 107 degrees.