Southern Illinois To Remain Under Heat Advisory

UNDATED (AP) -- Southern Illinois has endured temperatures of 95 degrees or hotter for the last eleven days straight.

And the National Weather Service says there's no relief in sight -- at least not until Wednesday (08/15).

The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for counties across southern Illinois until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Heat indexes during that time could top 105 degrees.

The recent heat has killed at least three people. Coroners say two men in Madison County and one in St. Clair County were found dead in their homes last week.

None of the homes were air conditioned, and the rooms where the men were found were about 90 degrees.


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