Heat and humidity to continue for the holiday week

Heat Advisory Excessive Heat Watch and Warnings

Heat Advisory Excessive Heat Watch and Warnings

High temperatures and stifling humidity expected this weekend has prompted the National Weather Service's Cleveland issue a heat advisory for Ashtabula County and northeast OH for today.

After a high of 86 on Thursday, thermometers are expected to reach near 100 degrees on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Several counties in the Triangle were under a heat advisory for much of Saturday because the high temperature in the mid-90s will feel much hotter when you factor in the humidity.

Temperatures are expected to reach the high 80s on Monday, the weather service said.

"Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors", the weather service advises.

Additionally, storms will move slowly due to the major ridge of high pressure bringing the heat wave to the east. Slow-moving thunderstorms will cause possible flash flooding. But, it looks like the city may come close to breaking that mark as a brutal heat wave descends on the region. All in all, it's likely we don't get relief from this heat and humidity until next Saturday.

That number will only increase this weekend as the axis of extreme temperatures shifts toward the big cities of the Northeast. This will lead to heat indices ranging from 100 to 105.

There's a chance for thunderstorms Friday night.

Consecutive days of unsafe heat and humidity will bring an increased risk for heat-related illness.

Once the Minnesota winter of 2017-18 finally ended (remember the blizzard of April 14?), how many people said they'd never complain about the heat again?

If you must be outdoors, avoid being outside in the middle of the day and keep an eye out for signs of heat exhaustion or stroke.

The cooling properties of a fan only work if your skin is wet. If someone has these symptoms, you should call 9-1-1 immediately and take action to keep that person cool until help arrives. When possible.reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

- Wear clothing that is lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting.

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