(WWLP) – An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties through this evening.
A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight for Berkshire County.
The combination of actual air temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees, and high humidity, will make it feel like it’s well over 100 degrees.
FEELS-LIKE TEMPERATURES…From 100 to 109 degrees. This will be due to actual temperatures in the upper 90s and dew points in the low to mid 70s.
ACTUAL TEMPERATURES…Actual air temperatures hit the upper 90s, but it will not cool off much overnight.
TIMING…Through Sunday evening, however the worst of the heat will occur during the afternoon and early evening.
IMPACTS…The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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- Prevent heat-related illness on hot and humid days
- Avoid direct sun exposure to lower risk for heat-related illnesses
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