Summer is officially here, according to the calendar, and the local weather will make sure you know it.
A heat advisory has been issued for the metro-east beginning at 1 p.m. Monday and lasting until 7 p.m.
The high temperature will be 94 under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather service. The heat index is expected to reach 103.
The Occupational Heath and Safety Administration recommends people who work outside schedule frequent rest breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned area.
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Wind gusts of up to 24 mph are expected.
A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms is in the forecast Monday night with a low of 76. The best chance of rain is late in the evening, near midnight.
The chance of thunderstorms will increase to 40 percent Tuesday when the high temperature will be 88.
The 40 percent chance of storms will last into Tuesday evening when the low will be 73.
Skies are expected to be sunny Wednesday when the high will be 93. Wednesday night the low will be 75 under partly cloudy skies.
List of Belleville cooling sites:
▪ Belleville Public Library, main branch, 121 E. Washington St. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 618-234-0441
▪ Belleville Public Library, west branch, 3414 W. Main St. Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday noon until 8 p.m. 618-233-4366.
▪ Programs and Services for Older Persons, 201 N. Church St. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. 618-234-4410.
▪ Sojourn Church, 1897 Mascoutah Avenue, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. 618-234-7525.
▪ Salvation Army, 20 Glory Place, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 618-235-7378.
▪ Trinity United Church of Christ, 47 N. Douglas Avenue, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. 618-233-2941.