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Heat advisory still in effect for Wednesday

by Logan Vaughan

Hopkins County is under a heat advisory until Wednesday at 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday is sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values could reach as high as 103. Wednesday night is clear, with a low around 77. 

Thursday is sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values could reach as high as 100. Thursday night is clear, with a low around 75. 

Friday is sunny, with a high near 92. Friday night is clear, with a low around 74

Hot temperatures and high humidity will increase the risk for heat-related illnesses to occur, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. 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. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911 if you believe you are suffering from heat stroke.

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