Temperatures on Monday flirted with record-breaking territory across the Heartland.
High temperatures Monday topped out near record levels for Omaha.
Officially Omaha Eppley registered 99° Monday afternoon--- just one degree shy of the record.
Meanwhile Lincoln did indeed tie their record for Monday as the mercury climbed to a sizzling 100° which equaled the old record set in 1931.
Regardless of whether record highs were smashed or not, the bottom line is that the Heartland's weather remains unseasonably hot, and that leaves all of us vulnerable to heat related illnesses.
Just a reminder that if you work outside or have to be outside to use caution in the heat. Here are a few tips to beat the heat:
-Slow down, take breaks when possible
-Drink plenty of water
-get in the a/c if you start to get dizzy
It's also a good idea to check on the elderly and pets to see how they're doing and never leave anyone in a hot car.
The good news is that a cold front will move in late Tuesday helping to trigger some scattered showers and storms and also usher in cooler weather. We should really feel the changes by Wednesday and Thursday as high temperatures drop back into the low to mid 80's.
Until then, Tuesday still promises to be very hot and humid with highs in the low 90's.