Hot Weather Expected This Week; Stay Hydrated!


A stretch of hot weather is expected this week, prompting health officials to urge everyone with outdoor activities planned to take frequent breaks during this weather and drink plenty of fluids. Temperatures in the lower to mid 90s are expected today, combined with increasing low-level moisture resulting in peak afternoon heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.

A week cool front is expected to reach the area Wednesday, but weather officials still anticipate afternoon heat index values to reach into the mid 90s.

To prevent heat-related illness, limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours; cut down on exercise, and if you must exercise, drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour; a sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat; try to rest often in shady areas; and protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.