ST. LOUIS – The dangerous heat is here, and it’s sticking around. We hit 100 on Sunday, and some areas saw heat index values above 115. Expect afternoon highs around 100 and nighttime temps that only fall into the upper 70s and low 80s through Friday.

The duration of the heat means that conditions become more dangerous each day, especially for the elderly, the very young, and those exposed to the heat for extended periods of time.

Please adjust plans for you and your family to stay cool. Also, keep pets inside the air conditioning.

Heat-related Services available for residents:

  • Cooldown St. Louis is helping area seniors and people with physical disabilities who qualify for new air-conditioning units and utilities this summer. Low-to-moderate-income households may also seek utility assistance through Seniors may call the automated hotline at 314-241-0001 or 314-657-1599 for assistance. To be considered for an air conditioner, seniors or individuals with physical disabilities must not have a working air conditioner.
  • For cooling site information, visit the City of St. Louis Cooling Centers website, or contact the United Way of Greater St. Louis Information Referral Line at 1-800-427-4626 or dial 2-1-1 if calling from a landline. For mobile outreach, please call the St. Patrick’s Center at 314-561-0278.
  • For help with a serious heat-related illness, call 911.
  • Immediately report animals in distress to the City of St. Louis Animal Care and Control division at 314-657-1500 during regular business hours. During evenings and weekends, call the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-231-1212.
  • Additional tips on child safety and child injury prevention can be found at
  • Additional tips on safety related to extreme heat can be found on the CDC website at