Capital Weather Gang Heat wave and hot weather guide


Area covered by excessive heat watch Thursday

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.