Afternoon update: So hot we're frying eggs, baking cookies outside!

Yep, that egg is frying on a sewer cap outside.
Yep, that egg is frying on a sewer cap outside.
We're baking cookies too---in a car.
We're baking cookies too---in a car.
Missouri voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots in the primary.
Missouri voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots in the primary.

Good afternoon.  Whew it hot out there!  So hot you could fry an egg outside or bake cookies in a car.  Well, chef (and meteorologist) Laura Wibbenmeyer is whipping up some from fried eggs and baked cookies just to demonstrate how hot it is.  Watch Heartland News at 5 for a live demonstration.

John Dissauer is monitoring the mercury in the StormTeam Weather Center.  He'll give us the triple digit heat index numbers.  John says it's already reached a heat index of 118 degrees in Cape Girardeau today!

We're not only watching the temps, but it's primary day in Missouri.  The hot weather may have an effect on voter turnout as it has been mixed across the state so far today.  Kathy Sweeney gives us an update on voter turnout in the Heartland.

Tyler Profilet continues our team coverage of the primary election with voter turnout in the Bootheel.

Remember, HeartlandVotes.com for the latest election results after polls close at 7 tonight.

It's a bad day to be without water, but that's what the folks in Hayti are dealing with after a contract utility worker hit one of the town's main water lines.

Cooling centers have been set up at different locations across the Heartland to help folks beat the heat.

Some sad news, a Cape Girardeau man died today after he was electrocuted while working outside a building in Jackson.

Julia Bruck talks with the chancellor at Southern Illinois University about tough budget cuts.  Some staff members are laid off while others are reassigned.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced funding of nearly $25 million in federal assistance to Missouri food banks, pantries, and programs that provide support for low-income children and seniors.

A Cape Girardeau hospital announced a partnership with a Bootheel hospital to bring better care to rural areas.  Health reporter Stephanie Byars explains the details.