Thursday is forecast to be the first of three straight days when temperatures could reach triple digits, with heat indices in the 105-115 range. NOAA’s Hydrometeorological Prediction Center forecasts peak heat indices of 109, 109, and 110 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The National Weather Service reminds us:
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS 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.