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Heat advisory issued again today
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The heat index Thursday is supposed to make it feel like it is 110 degrees in our area. - photo by Stock photo

With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90s and humidity at 50 percent and climbing to 80 percent over night, the National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for our area from noon until 7 p.m.

The heat index expected to feel like it is around 110 degrees.

With that heat the service recommends that people stay indoors, in air conditioning if possible. Make sure there is a lot of circulation if air conditioning is not possible. Everyone should drink plenty of fluids. Other suggestions, especially if you have to work outside include wearing light weight clothing and try to stay out of direct sunlight. OSHA recommends frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded location and if heat stroke is suspected, call 911.

Never leave children or pets inside a vehicle.

The weather service says there is a slight chance of storms later today. The forecast calls for the heat to continue into next week with the chance of storms increasing some over the weekend.


In other weather related news, The National Hurricane Center is tracking two tropical waves that it says have chances to becoming storms. Both are days away from any designation.

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