First heat wave of summer hits St. Louis area

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(KPLR) – A quick on set of heat this week starting with 88 degrees on Sunday, 92 on Monday & Tuesday and Wednesday’s high of 94.  It is the hottest day of the year with a peak heat index of 99.  The record high for Wednesday remains intact with 99 degrees set in 1955.

The heat will remain until the end of the week with increasing chances for rain and high temperatures receding a bit during the weekend.  Just a few reminders-check on the elderly, children and pets to make sure they have cool water, shade, air conditioning and limited exposure to the heat.

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