Today could be hottest day of summer; temperatures may reach 100

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Tony Forcelledo | Reporter
June 22, 2016; 10:45 a.m.

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Over half of the counties in Missouri have been placed under a heat advisory. The advisory will last until 9 p.m. Wednesday, for St. Charles county.
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Today may the hottest day of the summer: parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area will reach 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature doesn’t factor in the heat index — what it really feels like. That will push the mercury to 104-108 degrees.

The record high for June 22 in St. Louis was 102 degrees and happened in 1930.

A heat advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight, according to meteorologist Charlie Kelly of the weather service in Weldon Spring.

Residents of St. Charles in need of a cooling station have these options in the city: The St. Charles Senior Center, 1455 Fairgrounds Road, or the St. Charles Branch Library, 2323 Elm St.

The temperatures are forecast to cool down tonight to around 78. The rest of the week into the weekend will be slightly cooler,with temperatures forecast in the high 80s to low 90s, according to the weather service.