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Heat advisory issued for Monday, Tuesday

by Logan Vaughan

Hopkins County is under a heat advisory Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

CAUTION: A heat advisory begins Monday, Aug. 9 at 12:00 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 10  at 8:00 p.m.

Monday is mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradually clearing skies with a high near 96. Heat index values could reach as high as 102. South by southwest winds are predicted at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Monday night is mostly clear, with a low around 78. South winds are predicted at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

CAUTION: A heat advisory begins Monday, Aug. 9 at 12:00 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 10  at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday is sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values may reach as high as 102. South wind are predicted at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tuesday night is clear, with a low around 78. 

Wednesday breaks the heat streak, with sunny skies and a high near 96. South by southwest winds are predicted at 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Wednesday night is mostly clear, with a low around 78.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule 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 if you believe you are suffering from heat stroke.

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