Heat Wave Coming Next Week

(St. Louis) Temperatures continue to rise in Missouri this summer.

The weather forecast calls for mid to upper 90’s in southeast Missouri for parts of next week.

Melissa Byrd, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St Louis, says a strong ridge of high pressure is causing the heat.

Byrd warns the heat can cause problems for those who work outdoors or live in places without a way to cool down.

The average high temperature for July hangs around 90 degrees.

The all-time record high was 111 degrees set on July 25th, 1934.