Excessive heat watch in effect for southern Wisconsin Thursday & Friday

…POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS HEAT FOR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN THURSDAY
AND FRIDAY…┬áCounties:
Columbia; Dane; Dodge; Green; Green Lake; Iowa; Jefferson; Kenosha; Lafayette; Marquette; Milwaukee; Racine; Rock; Sauk; Walworth; Waukesha

.A HOT AND HUMID AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO BUILD INTO THE REGION FOR THE END OF THE WORK WEEK. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE MID 90S BOTH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. WHEN COMBINED WITH DEW POINTS IN THE MID 70S…HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL TOP OUT BETWEEN 105 AND 107. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL ONLY COOL INTO THE MIDDLE 70S.

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURE…DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE MID 90S BOTH DAYS. MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 105 TO 107 THURSDAY AND 105 AND 106
FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…A HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS…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…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. 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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