Monday, July 25, 2011

Slight reprieve from the heat

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Somewhat cooler temperatures are in store for us this week, though it’s pretty safe to say that we can keep the ear muffs and mittens in mothballs for the time being.

Meteorologist Chris Noles with the National Weather Service in Paducah says that the upper level high that has resulted in extreme heat and humidity throughout the region has moved to the west.

“So we’re getting a little bit of a reprieve from the heat and humidity, although it’s not saying much because we’ll still have highs for the next couple of days in the lower 90s and heat index values will still push 100. But thankfully we won’t see values as high as 110, 115 like we experienced last week,” Noles said.

The region is no longer under the heat dome, according to Noles. However, he cautions that we will return to the heat dome by mid-week … and more Extreme Heat Advisories are possible.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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