Excessive heat warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County.

The warning replaces the previously issued heat advisory and is set to be in effect from 10 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m., Saturday.

Details for Friday’s forecast look similar to what they have been for the last few days. A high of 94 is expected with heat index as high as 108.

The National Weather Service says:

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.”

Saturday’s forecast calls for a high of 92 and heat index as high as 103. An evening thunderstorm is likely and temperatures are expected to moderate after that, with high temperatures to be in the low to mid 80s through Thursday, except for a cooler Monday where the high might reach just 76.

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