National Weather Service Urges Caution In Heat This Week

With heat indices expected to exceed the 100-degree mark this week, the National Weather Service is urging caution. Meteorologist Jim Kramper told WGEL after the mild summer we’ve had, people simply aren’t acclimated to the usual late-summer heat.

“It looks like our first real heat wave of summer is finally going to happen this week,” Kramper said. “We’re looking at temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s the rest of the week. We’re not going to be setting any record temperatures but the humidity is going to be very high so the heat index is going to definitely be up there in the dangerous category, 105 or higher.

“Everyone is advised, you’ve got to be careful. We haven’t had a lot of heat this year. People really are not used to it. Make sure you take plenty of breaks, drink lots of water, and get in air conditioning whenever possible. Don’t overdo it if you’re outside.”

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