Heat Advisory In Effect Until 6 p.m.

heat-advisoryTHE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE … WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT /5 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* THE HEAT INDEX IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO AROUND 100 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON OVER NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO.

* THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CAUSE A SITUATION WHERE HEAT ILLNESS IS POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 NEIGHBORS.

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.

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