Heat wave expected to persist into next week
Thursday, June 28, 2012 | 5:57 p.m. CDT;
updated 6:32 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 2, 2012
People found ways to cool off on Thursday as the temperature reached 107 degrees.
COLUMBIA — The National Weather Service expects the week's dangerous heat to persist through Saturday, with high temperatures between 100 and 105 degrees Friday and Saturday.
An update issued at 3:33 p.m. Thursday by the weather service in St. Louis said the heat wave will continue through the weekend and into next week, though there was some uncertainty in the forecast.
A heat advisory remains in effect for Boone County until 7 p.m. Saturday.
The weather service noted that the effects of extreme heat are cumulative on the human body and urged people to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside.
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