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Columbia under excessive heat warning

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | 8:58 a.m. CDT; updated 9:16 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 3, 2010

COLUMBIA — Columbia is under an excessive heat warning and a hazardous weather outlook, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday's high is expected to be near 100 degrees with a heat index as high as 109 degrees.

The weather service predicts Wednesday's high will be near 98 degrees with a heat index as high as 105 degrees. There is also a 20 percent chance of showers for Wednesday.

The excessive heat warning is expected to last until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The service recommends drinking plenty of fluids and staying in air-conditioned areas. If you work outside, wear light-colored clothing, avoid caffeine and alcohol and take frequent breaks to avoid heat-related illness


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