Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch
3:39 AM EDT
National Weather Service
... Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
8 PM EDT this evening...
... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Monday morning
through Monday afternoon...
* temperatures... highs in the mid to upper 90s today... then highs
in the lower to mid 90s Monday afternoon. The dew points are
expected to be lower Sunday and therefore the heat indices will
be close to the air temperatures. It will be cooler along the
coast into next week.
* Heat index values... around 100 degrees today... then up to 105
degrees Monday afternoon.
* Impacts... the excessive heat will create hazardous conditions.
The potential for heat related health issues will be high...
especially for the elderly and for those already in poor
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and
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
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. During warm or hot weather car
interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures and high humidity is possible. This combination can
create a dangerous situation in which heat related illnesses are
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 9 1 1.