Heat Advisory Today - Severe storms by evening

Heat Advisory is in effect for much of the area today.  Maximum temperatures will soar into the lower to mid 90s with heat index values rising to 100 to 104 during the afternoon.  The heat wave will come to an end as a strong cold front triggers thunderstorms either late this afternoon or evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely with damaging winds and large hail the main threats.  However, heavy rains are also likely and if storms repeat over the same area then flash flooding is possible.  Periods of thunderstorms, some severe, along with heavy rains will continue Thursday and Friday.

Following are some simple safety tips that can help prevent heat related problems during this hot spell:

  1. Stay out of the sun. (Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation more difficult.)
  2. Spend as much time as possible in air-conditioning. If you do not have an air-conditioner, go to an air-conditioned public building, like a library.
  3. Slow down. (Reduce, eliminate, or reschedule physical activities for a cooler time of the day.)
  4. Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Do not drink any alcohol, including beer.
  5. Dress in lightweight and light-colored clothes. This will reflect the sunlight and heat.
  6. Eat smaller meals and less proteins.
  7. Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.
  • Heat Advisory:  Heat Index at/above 100ºF
  • Excessive Heat Warning: Heat Index at/above 105ºF and a minimum heat index at/above 75ºF for a 48-hour period; OR 4 consecutive days of Heat Advisory criteria

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