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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Hot and humid weather returns to Central Illinois this week

Sun setting over Clearview Farm sunflower field in Champaign in July 2022.

URBANA – Meteorologists are warning that dangerous heat will return to Central Illinois this week.

The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says daily afternoon highs will be in the 90s by midweek. Combined with high humidity, the heat index, or what it will feel like outside, will range from 100 to 110 degrees.

Forecasters advise you to avoid strenuous work during the hottest part of the day, drink water, and check on elderly neighbors.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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