LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Heat Advisory for most of Arkansas has been extended into another day.
The advisory is in effect through 8 p.m. Tuesday and then again from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Wednesday advisory is for much of Arkansas except northern portions of the state.
Our meteorologists say heat index values are expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees.
High heat index values make it difficult for your body to cool itself off. This could lead to heat stress or heat stroke for anyone engaged in outdoor activities.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun…and check up on relatives and neighbors.
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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Outdoor pets should have a shady place to rest and plenty of water nearby.