Heat advisory issued for today

Another day another heat advisory for parts of central Alabama. Wednesday's advisory will be in effect from noon until 7 p.m

"A prolonged heat wave will start on Saturday and intensify Sunday and Monday, with the highest heat index values each afternoon", the advisory said.

The Midwest will see its hottest days on Friday and Saturday, when the combination of temperatures in the upper 90s and high humidity will create a heat index of up to 115 degrees for places like Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis.

For Monday, July 2, that record of 102 degrees may also be tested. The heat index is forecast to rise to 107 there on Monday.

Sea surface temperatures have really warmed up over the past couple of weeks and are now in the 69-70 degree range.

A cold front will move south across the area Friday with a better chance of showers and thunderstorms. "Hot and humid weather will continue through most of next week". New York City officials said cooling centers would be open through at least Monday. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat.

"Safety is everyone's responsibility, so we remind everyone to stay hydrated and check on our neighbors and family", said Rich Guidice of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Additionally, beware of leaving children or pets in a locked auto.

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June averaged 1.3° above normal, and hottest temperature was 98°. These unsafe conditions across the region are expected to continue into the middle part of next week.

- Try to avoid extreme temperature changes.

Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

The hottest June 30 on record was in 1954 which saw a high of 99 degrees that day, Mott said. Reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

- If you must work in excessive heat, take frequent breaks and use a buddy system to check on one another. Drink fluids often, even if you do not feel thirsty.

Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, headache, nausea, weakness, dizziness and cool, moist, pale or flushed skin. Paul metro area is about to get hot - and wet. Call 911 if they refuse water, vomit or begin to lose consciousness.

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