Heat advisory issued for Central Missouri

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Central Missouri until Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory running through Tuesday evening for the counties of Central Missouri.

According to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, summer heat can take a toll on health, especially in the elderly, very young, and chronically ill.

The department advises people to wear light-colored clothing, drink plenty of water, and use a hat or umbrella to keep the sun off of skin.

The best way to beat the heat is to remain in an air-conditioned area.