It was a perfect day for air-conditioning.
Not everyone got to stay home and relax.
Hundreds of people across Mid-Missouri had to work under the hot sun.
Mediacom cable TV crews in Columbia are trying to catch up with repairs after Mondayâ??s storm.
System Technician Tim Wilmoth made sure he drank plenty of water as he fought temperatures in the 90â??s and a heat index near 100 degrees.
Wilmoth said, â??Itâ??s just the amount of time you are out here non-stop. It really is. It gets pretty hot out here. You get used to it.â??
Doctors said the best way to beat the heat is to wear light-colored, lightweight clothing, hats and sunscreen and always drink plenty of water.