The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the entire WCSR Listening area for the remainder of the week. The advisory is in effect until 12:00 am Saturday.
We’ll see temperatures in the low 90’s, with heat index values up to 106 degrees.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity can lead to heat-related illnesses. Listeners are advised to take precautions and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
It is also recommended to stay in air-conditioned rooms, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, and check up on relatives, neighbors, and the elderly to ensure they are coping well with the heat.
Pet and livestock owners are urged to keep their animals cool and well hydrated during the heatwave.
Officials say recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke is crucial. Heat stroke is a medical emergency, and immediate medical attention should be sought by calling 911 if someone is overcome by heat.