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SIKESTON -- With record or near-record temperatures expected to soar into the triple digits today and into next week, local officials urge residents to take necessary precautions to keep safe and cool.
The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., has issued a heat advisory, or a period of hot temperatures, for the region including Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi and Stoddard counties through 7 p.m. Sunday.
Dangerous levels of heat will occur each day through Thursday, primarily from late morning through late afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
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