Major Heat Risk Warning

Posted on June 27, 2023


The first major heat wave of the year will occur during the 4th of July holiday weekend.  Excessive heat watch is in effect from Friday morning through Sunday evening (6/30-7/2).

  • Dangerously hot conditions are anticipated with possible 105-110 temperatures.
  • Extreme heat will significantly increase the risk for heat related illnesses, especially for those working outdoors or participating in outdoor activities.
  • Hottest temperatures are expected Saturday.
  • Be mindful around waterways- rivers and lakes continue to run cold and fast, creating dangerous conditions.

Precautionary Actions to Take:

  • Continue to monitor the latest forecast throughout the weekend.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Stay in cool places and avoid staying out in the sun.
  • Check on relatives and neighbors.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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