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Heat Advisory for Rest of the Week

Heat Advisory for Rest of the Week

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County and the surrounding areas are under a heat advisory at least until this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for the entire area.

The combination of high temperatures in the low to mid 90s, and high humidity will lead to peak heat index values in the upper 90s and 100s this afternoon and again Wednesday afternoon.

The highest values in the 100 to 104 degree range will mainly be west of I-65 and north of I-64.

The heat index, which measures both heat and humidity, indicates that the combination of both throughout the course of this week will result in some muggy, uncomfortable weather and that, during a heat wave, the most vulnerable populations are the elderly, young children and people who work outside for long periods of time. Pets are also vulnerable they should be hydrated just as we would ourselves.

Residents should watch  outdoor activity, make sure you stay hydrated, remember to drink lots of water, use sunscreen when you’re outside, and remember to take some breaks and spend some time in air conditioning.

In addition, wear light and loose clothing and take breaks. Some relief may occur in spots with pop up thunderstorms each afternoon.

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