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NWS Issues Heat Excessive Heat Warning for Tri-State

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Forecasters are predicting triple-digit temps and heat index values above 110

The temperature could reach 100 degrees in Evansville for the first time in nearly ten years. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

The National Weather Service says high temperatures will be near the century mark Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. High humidity could push the heat index above 110.

Weather Service Meteorologist Derrick Snyder has some advice to avoid skyrocketing air conditioning bills:

"Keep your blinds closed to keep the sunlight out as much as you can. You can try to turn up your air conditioner a few degrees so it's not quite working as strenuously. That should help keep it from running as often. Fans can help."

Snyder says if you must be outside during the heat of the day, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water.

He also recommends checking on elderly residents.

The temperature hasn’t officially reached 100 in Evansville since July of 2012.