Weather Alert

Heat Advisory for Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana

IL, TN, IN, KT (AP) -- A heat advisory remains in effect until 7:00pm CDT Saturday.
Temperatures will continue their heat up through the 90s each afternoon over the next several afternoons as high pressure aloft builds into and across the nation's midsection.
These temperatures will combine with rather muggy conditions to produce afternoon heat index values from 100 to 105 several days in a row. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Make sure outside pets have plenty of water.

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AC Energy High Usage Days

Updated: Thursday, June 19 2014, 11:23 AM CDT

You're not alone if you're running your ac a lot more to stay cool this week.

According to City Water, Light and Power (CWLP), energy use always goes up this time of year.

But utility leaders also say the demand grows the more consecutive hot days there are.

Just between Monday and today, daily energy use grew about 12%.

But CWLP says it's nowhere near too much to handle.

And it takes more than just high use to create a brownout.

"Generation outages either locally or nearby, or constraints on the transmission system. Brown - if we do brownouts, those generally come at the direction of the Midwest ISO, who monitor the grid and any kind of recommendations for conservative operations."

Still, CWLP customers should try and use appliances and AC conservatively when possible.

AC Energy High Usage Days

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