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Tri-State Faces Extreme Heat, Poor Air Quality

NWS Paducah

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Thursday, Air Quality Alert for Monday

The Tri-State faces extreme heat and potentially unhealthy air. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for southwest Indiana and western Kentucky through Thursday.

Forecaster says heat and humidity will create dangerously hot conditions with highs in the mid to upper 90’s and heat index values up to 115 degrees.

Meanwhile, the Indiana Department of Environmental management has issued an Air Quality Alert Day for Monday.

The heat and light winds are expected to create ground-level ozone, making conditions hazardous for sensitive groups like children, the elderly, and anyone with lung or heart conditions.

You can help reduce emissions by carpooling, using public transportation, and working from home if possible.

You’re also urged to wait until evening to fuel your vehicle.

Everyone is advised to stay hydrated, take advantage of air conditioning as much as possible, and check up on relatives and neighbors.