It's about to get really hot and humid here in the Tristate area. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for southern Illinois, southern Indiana and western Kentucky. The Paducah office has also issued an Excessive Heat Warning for areas to the south of us.

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Below, you can check to see just how hot it's going to get in cities like Evansville, Owensboro, Mount Vernon, Henderson, Madisonville, Hopksinville and more.

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Adding to our developing weather story is the considerable smoke drifting into the Tristate from the Canadian wildfires. My friend Jacob is currently vacationing in Michigan and they're having the same issues with that smoke that we're going to. Yesterday, he stood in the same spot and took photos of Mackinac Bridge. The photos you see below were taken four hours apart. You will see the difference and just how much smoke had drifted down from the north. It's astonishing and clearly not ideal for people with existing respiratory issues.

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Of course, that Canadian smoke will only be a temporary part of our weather story. A more lingering story will be the fact that we're facing the highest temperatures we've felt since back in 2012. Remember that summer?? It was sweltering.

Here's a look at the maximum temperature forecast and maximum heat index forecast for a variety of cities in our area through next Wednesday.

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