As the 4th of July approaches, it will be hot and humid with the potential for rainy activity! High temperatures Monday are expected in the low to mid-90s, but the heat index will be near 100 degrees. If you’re going to be outside for a long time, make sure you stay hydrated! Along with the heat, showers and summer thunderstorms will develop through the afternoon and evening. This activity will be isolated in its coverage, but stay informed of the weather if you have outdoor plans!
A hot and humid air mass will remain located over the region for the coming week! High temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s, particularly by the second half of the week. With dew point values in the mid-70s, it will feel very tropical and uncomfortable outdoors. High humidity will also lead to heat index values ranging from 100 to 110 degrees.
The hottest temperatures this week are expected to be Wednesday through Friday. With the heat index values that are currently forecast, some heat alerts may be issued. Stay with the Weather Authority for the latest information!
The heat index and its impact on you
It is important to know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you think you or someone else is showing symptoms of heat exhaustion, you should get to a cool place and try to cool off. If you have symptoms of heat stroke, you should seek emergency medical attention.
Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself, your young children and your pets from this extreme heat. If you must be outdoors, limit the amount of heavy work you do. Seek shade or come indoors if necessary. Be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated! Above all, never leave a child or an animal in a hot car!
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