It’s going to be a warm one for this holiday weekend.
Daytime highs in the low 90s are expected but the heat index could make it feel like it’s over 100 degrees.
Physician’s assistant Ryan Rogers with Lake Regional Hospital says it’s a good idea to wear light colored clothing made of light fabrics and that hand-held fans will not protect against the heat in these temperatures.
Rogers also says it’s important to pace yourself while active outside and remember to drink lots of water or sports drinks, not including energy drinks.
The national weather service gives us more details on the Holiday heat and weekend forecast:
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Weather hazards expected... Limited hail risk. Limited thunderstorm wind damage risk. Limited flooding risk. Limited lightning risk. Elevated excessive heat risk. DISCUSSION... Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur at times from this morning into tonight. Gusty winds up to 50 to 60 mph, small hail, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall will be possible with a few of the strongest storms. Maximum heat index values of 90 to 100 are expected today, highest over western Missouri and southeastern Kansas. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday. Very warm and humid conditions will persist into the upcoming holiday weekend along with daily chances for showers and thunderstorms.
Hear Lake Regional’s Ryan Rogers speaking about the heat with Christian Blood on the Ozarks Today below: