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Heat advisory in effect through Tuesday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Champaign area, which will be in effect from noon Monday until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The heat index could reach as high as 106 degrees on Monday and 107 degrees Tuesday, with a forecasted high of 93 degrees.

The heat will peak from noon to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, according to in the National Weather Service.

The intensity of the weather could quickly bring on heat exhaustion and heat stroke with minimal exertion. Heat related illnesses can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air conditioned rooms, staying out of the sun and rescheduling any strenuous activity to the early morning or evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Common signs of heat exhaustion include dizziness, fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea and fainting, according to WebMD.com.

It is recommended that anyone that is overcome by heat exhaustion should be moved to a cool and shaded location. If there are signs of a heat stroke, call 911.

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