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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Weather Service: “Oppressive Heat” Forecasted This Weekend

Pray for Rain statue inside Champaign's West Side Park.

URBANA – Meterorologists in Central Illinois are urging people to take high temperatures and humidity levels seriously this weekend. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says heat indices could rise as high as 105 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Experts recommend that you avoid the outdoors and strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day. Prolonged exposure to the heat and humidity can cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 

Reginald Hardwick

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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