The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY that will remain in effect until 8pm Sunday, July 24 for the tristate area including Union County. A few locations may reach heat index values around 105 today and then again on Sunday.
Heat index values are expected to be in the upper 90s and lower 100s. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.
Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.
Residents are advised to use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning as well as check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. In cases of suspect heat stroke, please call 911.