August begins with another 100+ degree day, excessive heat warning and air quality alert
August is starting like July ended: hot and humid.
According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures for today are forecast to be 105 degrees, with a heat index as high as 115. On Tuesday, high temperatures are forecast to be 100, with a heat index of 107.
All these high temperatures have led the weather service to put in place an excessive heat warning through Wednesday at 7 p.m. A chance of storms later this week could drop temperatures into the low 90s by Friday.
In addition to high temperatures, the Mid-America Regional Council warns that air quality is low. They warn people to avoid activities that contribute to poor air quality, such as mowing the lawn or filling the gas tank during the hottest hours of the day. Remember to drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activity and check on neighbors and pets.