Tony Forcelledo | Reporter
June 15, 2016; 10:55 a.m.
Even before spring is over, record-breaking temperatures in the St. Charles area are making it feel like the dog days of summer.
According to the Charlie Kelly from the National Weather Service in Weldon Spring, the area is well above the average temperature for the month of June. Last year the average was 77.6; this year, averages are around 85. That number rose even higher to an average temperature of 88 from June 10-14.
The greater St. Louis/St. Charles area is under a heat advisory until 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A heat advisory means that a combination of hot temperatures and high humidity are creating a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
With any outdoor activities, the National Weather Service asks the public to keep these safety tips in mind:
Drink plenty of water.
Keep all pets inside, and if you have to have them outside, keep it to a minimum.
Use sunscreen to avoid burns.
Here’s the extended forecast:
Wednesday’s high will be 96 with a heat index of 104. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain. It is going to cool off in the evening with a low of 73.
Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high of 95; however it will cool off in the evening with a low around 69.
On Friday, the high will be 88, cooling down to 66 in the evening. Saturday will see a high around 89, before cooling down to 67.
Sunday it will be sunny with a high around 91 degrees which will cool off into Sunday night around 69 which could lead the way for some thunderstorms and rain showers going into Monday.