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MACON COUNTY— A heat advisory is effective in Macon County and surrounding counties from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service at Lincoln said.

The weather service said the heat index will reach values up to 104 degrees with 88 percent humidity. The National Weather Service at Lincoln advises people drink plenty of water, wear light weight and light colored clothing, stay in air-conditioned facilities and stay out of the sun.

"Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes," the weather service said. "Never leave pets, children or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles."

As a cold front moves in, temperatures will drop to 67 degrees tonight, the weather service said.

There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. and before 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service at Lincoln. 

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