An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 pm Friday evening. High temperatures will be in the mid-90s today.
Maximum heat index values today will be near 100 degrees impacts the excessive heat will create hazardous conditions.
The potential for heat related health issues will be high especially for the elderly and for those in poor health.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity will occur.
The combination will create a dangerous situation in which heat related illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air conditioned location...stay out of the sun and check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle under any circumstance. This is especially true during hot weather when a car's interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes
Stay updated with FOX 29's Weather Authority for coverage on this extreme weather.