EAU CLAIRE, WI (WTAQ) - The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories from now until 9 p.m. Thursday for the Eau Claire region in western Wisconsin – and until 7 on Friday night for about the southern third of the state including La Crosse and Sheboygan.
Forecasters say the heat index could hit 105 in the advisory areas.
The entire state is predicted to have hot weather at least into Friday, with highs with mostly in the 90’s each day and the 80’s in the north.
Thunderstorms are in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. The heaviest storms are predicted for Thursday, but it’s too early to tell if we’ll get severe weather.
By noon Tuesday, it was already 92 in La Crosse and 91 in Boscobel. La Crosse had the highest heat index during the lunch hour, with 98.
In Wausau, 8 libraries have been designated as cooling center. Wausau public works officials are telling their outdoor workers to stay hydrated, pace themselves, and take breaks.