The seasons first hot temperatures have stated to enter the state today and will continue Friday and through the weekend. Temperatures will continue Friday and through the weekend. Temperatures will top out in the low to mid 90s across much of the state, with the warmest day likely Saturday. Coupled with dew points in the upper 60s to low 70s at times, and heat index values will be in the upper 90s to low 100s.
A heat advisory is in effect from noon Friday to 7pm Sunday. Temperatures will reach into the low 90s across much of the state Friday with mid 90s expected in some areas by Saturday. Heat index values will approach the low 100s at times.
Hot and humid conditions will result in an increased risk of heat related illness. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a 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.
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.