Bernthal – Extreme Heat; Rising Tempers

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - I don't know if it's the heat but I suspect it is.  It doesn't seem to take much to spark tempers right now.

One driver told me he was cut off twice recently by the same driver.  The cut-offs were no accident.

They were the result of one driver showing his frustration in a way that could endanger lives.

I saw a parking lot shouting match during our heat wave and there's no excuse for that, not even the heat.

First of all, it's too hot for me to even stop on the parking lot to argue with someone and secondly you never know how an argument with a stranger might end.

We often report on the physical toll the heat can take on all of us but there is an emotional drain as well.

So the next time you head out into the heat just please keep your cool, even if that's hard to do in triple digit weather.

I'm JB and that's the way it oughta be.