A heat advisory that began at 10:00 a.m today will be in effect until 9:00 p.m on Wednesday. Due to temperatures reaching anywhere in the 90s depending on your location, heat index values could be up up to 103 and dew points in the lower 70s. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure outside. Most of Southern New England will be affected by this brief period of the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity. Heat illnesses will becomes possible because of these conditions so drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine and check up on relatives and neighbors, especially elderly.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening. Learn and understand the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone who is overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded place - Heat Stroke is an emergency so call 9-1-1.