Excessive heat headed our way
Saturday is looking like a quiet and warm summer day, but excessive heat is on the way. On Sunday, the heat and humidity will be on the rise.
An Excessive Heat Watch is in place starting Sunday and lasts through Wednesday. This will likely be replaced with either a Heat Advisory or an Excessive Heat Warning, depending on how hot it looks like it’s going to get.
On Sunday, the actual temperature won’t be overly hot, but still above average.
It’s the dewpoint that is going to be excessive. We will see all of our dewpoints in the lower, middle, and upper 70s.
With the heat and humidity, the heat index on Sunday will climb into the 100+ degree range.
To stay safe, drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.
Storm Alert Team Chief Meteorologist