Heat advisory issued for Boone County

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | 8:43 a.m. CDT; updated 8:15 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 23, 2010

COLUMBIA — With temperatures in Columbia expected to hit 96 degrees Tuesday, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Boone County until 7 p.m.

The weather service recommends drinking plenty of liquids and staying in air-conditioned areas, as well as avoiding prolonged work in the sun.

The heat index — an approximation of what the "real" temperature feels like — is expected to hit 105 degrees, which the weather service said increases the likelihood of heat-related illnesses.

The weather service's forecast for Columbia said the weather would be partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for rain, accompanied by light winds. The forecast said temperatures should fall to a low of 75 degrees Tuesday night.

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