... Heat advisory now in effect from noon to 7 PM CDT Friday...
* temperature... highs are forecast to reach the lower to middle
90s on Friday, with heat index values of 100 to 107.
* Impacts... heat illnesses will be possible with prolonged
outdoor exposure to the heat. The elderly, children and those
on certain medications are especially at risk for heat
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Te 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
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
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.
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Issued: 2:41 PM CDT Jul. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service