Hot and humid conditions projected for this week

Hot and humid conditions are in the forecast for this week and the weekend with temperatures that haven’t been seen since last year.

Temperatures are expected to reach around 90 degrees with the humidity index reaching into the 60s and low 70s and the UV Index reading at very high. Those conditions can cause the weather to feel like it’s the upper 90s.

Due to extreme heat and humidity, thunderstorms can be expected for the end of the week.

Storm Center 7 meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs advises avoiding strenuous activity outdoors and work if it can be avoided.

If you plan on being outdoors, you should wear light colors, hats and sunglasses while taking breaks, drinking lots of water and working in the shade to help avoid some of the heat.

With the heat and humidity being high, it can take only 10 minutes for a car to reach temperatures of more than 100 degrees.

Humidity this high can make it difficult to breathe for those with disabilities, the elderly and young children.

Vrydaghs suggests going swimming, going into air conditioned buildings and drinking lots of water to help stay cool during the hot weather.

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