The combination of very warm temperatures along with increasing
humidity is causing the heat index to rise to around 100 degrees
across parts of the region this afternoon.
This is the first time since last summer that we've experienced
such heat and humidity. Thus, for those who are outside for
extended periods of time, please take precautions, drink plenty of
fluids and take periods of rest.
The heat and humidity will stick around for the weekend with the
heat index once again rising to around 100 degrees on Saturday
and Sunday afternoon. Again, those engaged in outdoor activities
are urged to be prepared and take precautions.