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National Weather Service Issues a Heat Advisory

Image of woman riding bike stopping to drink water.The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory from noon – 8 p.m. today for eastern Montgomery County. Affected areas include Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring.

The advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected in our area. According to the NWS advisory, the combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Residents are urged to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside. You should wear light weight and loose clothing, drink plenty of water, and take frequent breaks in a cool place.

You may want to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours. Also, you should know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Pets should not be left in a car today, even with the windows open.

You can find out more about today’s NWS heat advisory here.

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