Expect the summer heat to get more intense — perhaps reaching dangerous levels as the weekend nears.
“Changes are coming as we head into the weekend in the form of a hotter, more humid air mass,” said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
The daytime weekend highs will be approaching the mid-90s. But with the rising humidity, it will feel more like 100 to 105 degrees at times, he said.
With the heat and humidity at these levels, Collar said, you should keep a few issues in mind.
- Never leave pets or children in cars. Temperatures can rise quickly inside of a vehicle that is both in direct sunlight and in shade;
- If you have any plans to be outdoors, remember to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen and limit the amount of strenuous activities;
- Be sure to check on those who do not have air conditioning, including the elderly and pets.
“Remembering all of this can be the difference between life and death,” Collar said, “and with soaring temperatures and humidity this weekend, it becomes even more important.”
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