Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Through Saturday

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from noon Friday to 8 PM EDT Saturday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…Up to 107 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* TIMING...Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. The highest heat index values will occur in the late afternoon into the early evening but little relief will occur overnight with low temperatures only dipping to the 70s to near 80 degrees.

* IMPACTS…The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

 

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