First weekend of summer brings plenty of heat for outdoors events

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Hot and humid weather will linger in the St. Louis area this weekend and that means that spending extended periods of time outdoors can be tough.

There is probably no better place to spend a very hot first day of summer than a pool, unless of course, you're one of the people who can't jump in. They've been throwing swim meets at Clayton’s Shaw Park for 76 years. They know how to deal with the heat, plenty of water for all. But when storms move in, there's only so much they and their tents, can do.

“It’s really hot and humid. It’s muggy. We had a storm come in last night. It blew all these tents down. It feels like summer to us,” said Andy Welty, Clayton Swim Meet Director.

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Fans were drinking lots of fluids to stay hydrated at Busch Stadium Friday evening as the St. Louis Cardinals took on the Philadelphia Phillies.  Stadium workers will continue to make sure people have the opportunity to cool off if they need to through the hot day games this weekend.

Remember, fans are allowed to bring in soft-sided coolers with cooling washcloths and cold drinks into Busch Stadium. Alcohol, cans, thermoses, hard-sided coolers, hard plastic cups/mugs are not permitted.




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