COLUMBIA – Dangerous heat and humidity are expected in the area this weekend, according to a statement from the National Weather Service.
A high near 98 is expected Saturday, with heat index values as high as 104. That night should have a low around 74.
A high near 95 is expected Sunday, with a night low around 74.
Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
The National Weather Service said most eastern and central Missouri locations have not had similar levels of heat since June, so there is a greater potential for heat-related illnesses.