Statement on the heat, which is forecast to build over the next few days

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
431 AM CDT WED JUL 21 2010

ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-
100-107>112-114-211630-
JEFFERSON-WAYNE IL-EDWARDS-WABASH-PERRY IL-FRANKLIN-HAMILTON-
WHITE-JACKSON-WILLIAMSON-SALINE-GALLATIN-UNION IL-JOHNSON-POPE-
HARDIN-ALEXANDER-PULASKI-MASSAC-GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-
WARRICK-SPENCER-FULTON-HICKMAN-CARLISLE-BALLARD-MCCRACKEN-GRAVES-
LIVINGSTON-MARSHALL-CALLOWAY-CRITTENDEN-LYON-TRIGG-CALDWELL-
UNION KY-WEBSTER-HOPKINS-CHRISTIAN-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-
MUHLENBERG-TODD-PERRY MO-BOLLINGER-CAPE GIRARDEAU-WAYNE MO-CARTER-
RIPLEY-BUTLER-STODDARD-SCOTT-MISSISSIPPI-NEW MADRID-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT VERNON...FAIRFIELD...ALBION...
MOUNT CARMEL...PINCKNEYVILLE...WEST FRANKFORT...MCLEANSBORO...
CARMI...CARBONDALE...HERRIN...HARRISBURG...SHAWNEETOWN...
JONESBORO...VIENNA...GOLCONDA...ELIZABETHTOWN...CAIRO...
MOUND CITY...METROPOLIS...FORT BRANCH...PETERSBURG...POSEYVILLE...
EVANSVILLE...BOONVILLE...ROCKPORT...HICKMAN...CLINTON...
BARDWELL...WICKLIFFE...PADUCAH...MAYFIELD...SMITHLAND...BENTON...
MURRAY...MARION...EDDYVILLE...CADIZ...PRINCETON...MORGANFIELD...
DIXON...MADISONVILLE...HOPKINSVILLE...HENDERSON...OWENSBORO...
CALHOUN...GREENVILLE...ELKTON...PERRYVILLE...MARBLE HILL...
CAPE GIRARDEAU...PIEDMONT...VAN BUREN...DONIPHAN...POPLAR BLUFF...
BLOOMFIELD...SIKESTON...CHARLESTON...NEW MADRID
431 AM CDT WED JUL 21 2010

...HEAT INDICES FROM 100 TO 105 EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

THE HEAT WILL GET TURNED BACK UP TODAY OVER MUCH OF THE REGION.
HOW HOT IT GETS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE
AMOUNT OF SUNSHINE RECEIVED. THE CURRENT EXTENSIVE HIGH CLOUDS...
LEFT OVER FROM EARLY MORNING CONVECTION...WILL LIKELY THIN AND
BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE DURING THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.
AREAS WHERE THIS OCCURS WILL SEE TEMPERATURES CLIMB QUICKLY
THROUGH THE 80S AND INTO THE LOWER 90S. THESE TEMPERATURES WILL
COMBINE WITH THE HUMIDITY TO PUSH HEAT INDEX VALUES INTO THE 100
TO 105 RANGE.

MOREOVER...THE HEAT WILL LIKELY INCREASE DURING THE LATTER PART
OF THE WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND. HEAT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED BY
THAT TIME.

THOSE WHO NEED TO BE OUTDOORS THIS WEEK SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
THE POSSIBLE HEAT...AND BRING ALONG PLENTY OF NON ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES. TAKE FREQUENT WORK BREAKS. MAKE SURE OUTDOOR PETS HAVE
FRESH WATER.

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