A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Noting the temperatures are unusual so late in the summer, the NWS warns that the heat index could reach or exceed 100 degrees, particularly on Tuesday.
A high of 94 is predicted for Monday. The rest of the week's forecasted highs are: 96 on Tuesday, 90 on Wednesday, 93 on Thursday and 89 on Friday.
The NWS urges residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-condition rooms, keep out of the sun and make sure to check up on relatives and neighbors. Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, but especially during hot weather, when the car interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips on how to stay safe in the heat:
- Drink more fluids, specifically those that don't contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar.
- Stay indoors, in an air-conditioned place, if possible.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
- Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours, and cut down on exercise, if possible.
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