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.
Statement as of 2:49 AM CDT on July 18, 2013
…Heat advisory remains in effect from noon EDT /11 am CDT/ today to 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Friday…
* high temperatures in the low 90s this afternoon and Friday
* Heat indices around 100 degrees this afternoon and Friday
* Low temperatures will only drop into the low to mid 70s tonight
with heat indices in the mid to upper 70s providing little
relief at night.
* heat stroke…heat exhaustion and other heat related
illnesses will be possible if no precautionary actions are
taken. Those with outdoor activities are encouraged to take
frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.