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Heat advisory continues into Tuesday

by Logan Vaughan

Hopkins County is under a heat advisory 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.

Tuesday has partly sunny skies which gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values may reach as high as 102. South by southwest wind are predicted at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tuesday night is mostly clear, with a low around 78. 

Wednesday is sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values may reach as high as 102. South by southwest winds are predicted at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night is mostly clear, with a low around 78. 

Thursday holds sunny skies, with a high near 97. Thursday 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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