Heat Advisory Back in Effect

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Hot weather is getting another grip on Arkansas this week.

Our meteorologists say hot and humid conditions will make afternoon-evening heat indices soar into the 105-110 range.

That’s why a Heat Advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory includes most of the state with the exception of portions in north central and northwest Arkansas.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Heat safety tips:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors
  • Be sure pets have plenty of water and if they’re kept outside that they have a shady place to rest

If you work or spend time outside, take these extra precautions:

  • Take frequent breaks in shade or air-conditioned environment
  • Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke:

  • Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location

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