A heat advisory for the Bloomington-Normal area will go into effect from 11 a.m. and extend until 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Hot/humid conditions return to the area today. Scattered storms expected ahead of a cold front this afternoon/tonight. Some could be severe. pic.twitter.com/Db7u4eGn2t— NWS Lincoln IL (@NWSLincolnIL) July 10, 2019
The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued the advisory and indicated that high temps will be in the lower 90s during the afternoon with what it describes as “tropical dewpoints” creating heat indices of between 100 and 108 degrees.
The NWS warns that the oppressive heat can cause hear stress during outdoors exertion or extended exposure. The NWS urges people who must be outside to drink plenty of water, wear light-weight and light-colored clothing.
The heat wave should abate by Thursday with highs expected to return to the 80s.