...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued an Excessive
Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT Sunday. The Heat
Advisory is no longer in effect.
* TIMING...through Sunday evening.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Peak heat indices will be around 110 degrees
this afternoon most areas. Some locales may reach as high as
115. On Sunday, peak indices will range from 100 to 110
degrees.A slight chance of thunderstorms and some added cloud
cover may hold heat index values down in some areas Sunday.
* IMPACTS...The combination of the persistent hot temperatures and
high humidity results in a high risk of heat-related illness.
The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and
those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the
most susceptible. Also, car interiors will reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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.