Heat Advisory Extended Once Again, Heat Index Expected To Hit 105

August 6, 2010

The heat advisory originally issued for the West U area by the National Weather Service on Wednesday has once again been extended, this time through today.

The heat advisory is now in effect through 7 p.m. this evening.

Heat indices are expected to again climb to well above 100 degrees across much of the area, reaching as high as 105 later in the day.

Forecasters warned those working or playing outdoors to use caution.

“If you plan to be outside, avoid prolonged exposure or strenuous physical activity. Your body can lose up to a gallon of water an hour through perspiration,” the National Weather Service said. “Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Alcohol and caffeinated beverages can increase the rate of water loss in your body, increasing the risk of heat exhaustion or stoke.”

Those venturing outdoors are encouraged to wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat to shield themselves from the sun. Use sunscreen to reduce the possibility of sunburn.

Temperatures are expected to reach the high-90s under partly cloudy skies.

There is also a 30 percent chance of an isolated thunderstorm, primarily in the late afternoon hours.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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