The mercury will soar five to 10 degrees above average as we head into the weekend, with humidity increasing each day.
The humidity will peak Saturday and Sunday while the heat will peak Thursday and Friday when a Heat Advisory goes into effect for the mountains and desert.
Inland and mountain highs will climb into the mid-90s while the desert will peak up to 116 degrees!
With hot weather returning it's a good time for a refresher about being safe.
Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States. In fact, in 2013, 43 children died of heatstroke from being left in vehicles in the U.S. alone. It's important to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, along with how to combat it. You may save a life!
- Heat Exhaustion: Symptoms include heavy sweating, a weak pulse, looking pale, dizziness and nauseousness.
- What to do: Move the person to a cool environment, loosen clothing, apply a wet cool towel, give small sips of water unless they are vomiting. Seek medical attention.
- Heat Stroke: Symptoms include headache and confusion. They may NOT be sweating, have a rapid pulse, or faint.
- What to do: Get medical attention IMMEDIATELY as heat stroke can be FATAL. Move the person to a cool environment and cool their body with a water mister. Do NOT give fluids.
Tips to Beat the Heat
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activity, or re-schedule for the cooler morning hours. If you must be outdoors, drink water and take breaks often, rest and cool-down in the shade.
- Stay indoors and use air conditioning when possible.
- Wear lightweight and light-colored loose clothing.
- Avoid eating big meals, graze through the day instead.
- Of course stay HYDRATED.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- Wear sunscreen when outdoors and re-apply often.
- National Weather Service Heat Safety & Facts
Never Leave Kids or Pets in Parked Vehicles
With an outside temperature of only 80 degrees in just 10 minutes the temperature inside a car can hit 99 degrees and within half an hour, 114 degrees!
On Wednesday, a Chihuaha was locked in a car for 15 minutes in a parking lot at 1411 South 43rd. Police had to break the window to get the dog out.