URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Springfield MO 242 AM CDT Wed Jul 12 2017 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>069-077>080-088-089-093-130000- /O.NEW.KSGF.HT.Y.0004.170712T1700Z-170713T0000Z/ Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-Jasper-Dade- Newton- Including the cities of Fort Scott, Pawnee Station, Chicopee, Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Lowell, Riverton, Columbus, Neutral, Sherwin, Stippville, Warsaw, Whitakerville, Cole Camp, Crockerville, Mora, Edmonson, Lincoln, Versailles, Rocky Mount, Stover, Laurie, Aurora Springs, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Vichy, NEVADA, Tiffin, Appleton City, Johnson City, Weaubleau, Hermitage, Quincy, Wheatland, Cross Timbers, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Decaturville, Roach, Village of Four Seasons, Kenoma, Lamar, Cedar Springs, El Dorado Springs, Filley, Arnica, Caplinger Mills, Stockton, Bolivar, Buffalo, Charity, Foose, March, Plad, Windyville, Olive, Joplin, Carthage, Greenfield, Lockwood, Meinert, and Neosho 242 AM CDT Wed Jul 12 2017 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening. * TEMPERATURE...High temperatures in the lower to middle 90s. * HEAT INDEX...105 to 109 this afternoon through early evening. * IMPACTS...Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.