Excessive Heat Warning Issued For SE Wisconsin

NWS EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 7 PM
CDT FRIDAY…COUNTIES AFFECTED MARQUETTE-GREEN LAKE-SAUK-COLUMBIA-DODGE-IOWA-DANE-JEFFERSON-
WAUKESHA-MILWAUKEE-LAFAYETTE-GREEN-ROCK-WALWORTH-RACINE-KENOSHA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO
7 PM CDT FRIDAY. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…12 NOON CDT THURSDAY UNTIL 7 PM CDT FRIDAY

* TEMPERATURE…DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S THURSDAY AND
LOWER 90S FRIDAY.

* HEAT INDEX…HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL MAKE CONDITIONS FEEL WARMER
THAN ACTUAL TEMPERATURES. MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES 104 TO 110
THURSDAY…AND 98 TO 103 FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…A HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS IS
POSSIBLE…ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS OR THOSE
WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING. PEOPLE ON CERTAIN MEDICATIONS WILL
BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT…AND SHOULD TAKE EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS TO REMAIN COOL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…
AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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