Alexander Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 4:03 AM CDT on August 20, 2014

...Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT Saturday.

* Temperatures will begin to clim well into the 90s over the next several days as high pressure aloft builds north from the Gulf Coast region. These temperatures will combine with rather muggy conditions to produce afternoon heat index values from 100 to 105 or so several days in a row.

* The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. Make sure outside pets have plenty of water.