National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Monday.

Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity may cause some to have heat illnesses.

How can you beat the heat?

  • 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.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
  • Heat stroke is an emergency – call 9.1.1.

Montgomery County provides precautions to help residents remain safe and more comfortable during excessive heat days, here.

A Code Orange air quality alert has also been issued for the area. You can find out more here. The hot and humid weather is expected to continue into Monday.


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