Relief from oppressive heat in sight

Cold front moving through area Sunday; rain possible

Brian Judge wipes the sweat off his face after making his last delivery of the day Friday at the Elks Lodge. The driver for Coca-Cola said in this extreme heat, he’s been making two deliveries a week to places where he normally makes only one. He’s looking forward to some cooler temperatures in the next week, as are most area residents.

Brian Judge wipes the sweat off his face after making his last delivery of the day Friday at the Elks Lodge. The driver for Coca-Cola said in this extreme heat, he’s been making two deliveries a week to places where he normally makes only one. He’s looking forward to some cooler temperatures in the next week, as are most area residents. Photo by Julie Smith.

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Henry Steinmetz, 10, dips his hands into the Fountain of the Centaurs to cool off his face as he and his brother, Jack, and their parents tour the Capitol grounds Thursday evening. They are visiting from Ohio.

When you’re hot, you’re hot. And Jefferson City is most definitely hot — and dry.

But according to senior forecaster Scott Truett of the National Weather Service, Jefferson City is one of many places in Missouri suffering similar heat waves.

According to Truett, Friday was the 10th consecutive day of temperatures higher than 100 degrees, an extreme heat streak that first struck the Jefferson City-Columbia area June 27.

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