The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather advisory which warns of possible strong storms Wednesday evening.
According to the report, scattered storms could include damaging winds and large hail.
The heat advisory for the metro-east has been extended through 7 p.m. Thursday.
High temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous mix, according to the National Weather Service.
The mercury was expected to reach 97 Wednesday with a heat index that could soar to 105 degrees. It’s the fourth day in a row that the heat index has exceeded 100.
The average high temperature for mid June in the St. Louis metropolitan area is 85, about 12 degrees cooler than the Wednesday high. But the uncomfortably warm temperature is still four degrees short of the record high for the day, 101, set in 1952.
There is a 20 percent chance of showers throughout the day Wednesday.
Skies will be mostly clear Wednesday night with a low of 72.
The high will reach 95 Thursday under sunny skies, with a heat index of 101. The possible of strong scattered storms remains in the outlook.
It will be partly cloudy Thursday night with a low of 68.
Things will finally start to cool down Friday when the high will be 88.
It will be mostly clear Friday night when the low will be 67.
Cooling shelters available across the metro-east:
- State Division of Rehabilitation Services, 601 S. High St. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Public Library, 121 E. Washington St. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
- Salvation Army Community Center, 20 Glory Place. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - noon and from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
- Public Library, 140 Cahokia Park Drive. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
- Collinsville Township Senior Citizens Center, 420 E. Main St. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Public Library, 408 W. Main St. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
East St. Louis
- Holy Angel Catholic Urban Programs, 1410 N. 37th St. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Illinois Department of Human Services, 225 N. 9th St. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, 1200 N. 13th St. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Salvation Army Community Center, 616 N. 16th St. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- City Library, 2870 N. 44th St. Open Tuesday through Thursday from noon until 8 p.m.
- Public library, 10017 Bunkum Road. Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
- Caseyville Township Office, 10001 Bunkum Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Police Department Community Room, 149 N. Main St. Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Glen Carbon Centennial Library, 198 S. Main St. Open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Granite City Township, 2060A Delmar Ave. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Illinois Department of Human Services, 1925 Madison Ave. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
- Salvation Army of Southwest Madison County, 3007 E. 23rd St. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1-4 p.m.
- Public Library, 314 W. St. Louis St. Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 123 E. Dee St. Open Monday through Friday from noon until 6 p.m.
- Leu Civic Center, 213 N. Market. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Jarvis Township Senior Citizens Center, 410 Wickliffe. Open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Senior Center, 5218 N Park Dr. Open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.