Extremely Hot Weather Here This Week

(St. Louis) It’s going to be the hottest week of the year so far for southeast Missouri. Mark Britt is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis. He tells us where all this heat is coming from.

Along with the heat, it’s also been very dry for the past month in the area. We asked Britt about the possibility of a drought warning being issued.

There is a slight chance of rain in the forecast for later this week, with a break from the heat possibly arriving in time for the weekend.