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Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 4:24 PM EDT Jul. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT
Saturday...

* heat index values... up to 110 due to temperatures in the mid
90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* Timing... this afternoon through Saturday evening. The highest
heat index values will occur late afternoon into the early
evening but little relief will occur overnight with low
temperatures only dipping to the mid 70s to around 80 degrees.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat warning is issued when a prolonged period of
dangerously hot weather will occur. The combination of high
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.