The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning and a heat advisory in effect through 9 p.m. tonight.
According to Forecaster Colby Pope, the feels like temperature will reach the triple digits.
“We’re expecting heat index values that are going to meet or exceed 110 later this afternoon and going into the evening time frame before that starts to break. Really dangerous heat. We’re currently under a heat advisory because we haven’t seen much relief overnight. We’ve seen temperatures that stayed well into the 70s as well as heat index values that have stayed elevated,” Pope said.
Being mindful of the weather and how you feel, will be key to navigating the weather today and again this weekend, June 28 and 29.
“Heat safety is going to be another thing you want to really focus on for your day today. Taking frequent breaks, staying hydrated, wearing loose, light colored clothing,” Pope said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, symptoms of heat exhaustion are: dizziness, thirst, heavy sweating, nausea and weakness. If you begin to feel these symptoms, move to a cooler area, loosen your clothing, sip cool water and seek medical help if symptoms don’t improve.
Symptoms of heat stroke include: confusion, dizziness and becoming unconscious, if you notice these symptoms in yourself or others around you, call 911.
Pope said some relief from the heat is in the immediate forecast with the possibility for rain June 26.
“We have a reprieve on the horizon as we go into Tuesday night into the day on Wednesday, we have a cold front coming into the day on Wednesday. I say cold, but I wouldn’t really call it cold. We’ll still have temperatures into the lower 90s but we have some decent chances at some showers and isolated thunderstorms before we start to see that trend of temperatures increase as we go into Thursday,” Pope said.
Be certain to make sure outdoor pets have plenty of water and shade.
Temperatures will return to the upper 90s by the weekend.
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