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Temps reach 100 degrees for first time this year

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(KTVI) – Sweltering heat continues to grip the Bistate area through midafternoon.  At 3:00pm, the temperature at Lambert hit 100° for the first time this year.  That also ties the record for August 30 set back in 1947.

With several more hours of sunshine, it’s possible the mercury may climb another couple of degrees.

Unlike last summer’s heat wave, this year we are also dealing with high humidity.  The combination of heat and humidity has become dangerous Friday afternoon with heat index values across the St. Louis area pushing 110° in some spots.

All signs point to more of the same Saturday and Sunday before a strong cold front ends the extreme heat just in time for Labor Day.