A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 to 8 p.m. today in Pettis County, just in time for Opening Day at the Missouri State Fair.
The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a Heat Advisory. Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-90s, with heat indices reaching 105 to 107 degrees.
According to information from NWS, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity could lead to dangerously hot conditions, which could quickly lead to heat-related illnesses.
Citizens are encouraged to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and check on relatives, neighbors and pets.