Closings: Schools, churches, day-cares and businesses

Excessive heat warning issued for St. Louis through Monday

ST. LOUIS - The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued an excessive heat warning until Monday at 8 p.m. for St. Louis City and surrounding counties. The rest of the St. Louis region is under a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Monday.

Temperatures will climb to the mid to upper 90°s each afternoon and evening. When combining these hot temperatures with dewpoints in the 70°s, heat index readings will be 100° to 110°.

Take extra precautions if you work or plan to spend time outside. Make sure you drink a lot of water and wear lightweight, light-colored clothing that will reflect sunlight, rather than absorb it. Also, make sure you have shade nearby.

People in the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area can get information about cooling centers at CoolDownStLouis.org.