The hot summer sun has decided to stick around, at least for a while in Boonville. With temperatures reaching the mid-to-upper 90s, the National Weather Service has concerns for fires.

The hot summer sun has decided to stick around, at least for a while in Boonville. With temperatures reaching the mid-to-upper 90s, the National Weather Service has concerns for fires.
“With the lack of recent moisture... gusty southwest winds... and relative humidity values in the upper 30s to low 40s, will allow for heighten fire weather concerns today (Thursday and continuing),” according to the NWS.
The Missouri Department of Transportation stated the combined lack of humidity, weakening of highways and warmer temperatures will make it more feasible for pavement blowups.
“Those three factors add up to form the perfect storm for the pavement ‘blow-ups’ that become common across mid-Missouri over the summer months.  Pavement ‘blow-ups’ occur when the roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in. That crack weakens the pavement and the heat causes the pavement to buckle and warp,” according to MoDOT.
Motorists can call MoDOT’s toll-free customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) to report pavement blow-ups.
Temperature highs are expected to be in the 90s for the next several days.