Remember car safety as temps stay hot

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PEORIA, Ill. — An excessive heat warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Saturday in the Peoria area.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln, Ill., issued the warning. The excessive heat watch is no longer in effect. Temperature highs will reach the-mid-to-upper 90s daily, with the heat index reaching 105 to 110 degrees.

In 92 degree weather, a car can reach up to 116 degrees within 20 minutes.

Remember to not leave children or pets unattended in cars.

The affected counties include:

  • Peoria
  • Tazewell
  • Knox
  • Mason
  • Fulton
  • Woodford
  • Stark
  • Marshall
  • Sangamon
  • Menard
  • Logan
  • Schuyler

The NWS is reminding community members to never leave pets, children or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles. The extended period of high heat and humidity will worsen the effects of heat stress.

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