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