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Dangerous Heat Continues Across the South; Severe Storms Possible in the Plains

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for much of the southern U.S. through Tuesday. Otherwise, scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are possible across portions of the southern and central High Plains. Critical fire weather conditions will persist over portions of the Southwest, Great Basin, and Intermountain West. Read More >

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the Kern County Deserts until 8 PM PDT Monday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather is expected. Heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible if simple precautions are not taken. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and remain in an air-conditioned room.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, West Side Hills, and Sierra Nevada foothills from 11 AM PDT this morning until 8 PM PDT Monday evening. Heat sensitive people and those who are new to the area will be most prone to heat illness. Dehydration and prolonged exposure or strenuous physical activity outdoors could lead to heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke. If you have to be outside, apply sunscreen, stay hydrated, and wear light colored, loose fitting clothing.
Widespread triple digit heat will impact the Kern County Desert, the San Joaquin Valley, and the adjacent lower foothills Sunday afternoon, resulting in a dangerous risk for heat-related illnesses. Heat-related impacts are possible today for most people if simple precautions are not taken. Plan to take action to reduce time outdoors, drink plenty water, and remain in air-conditioned buildings. Heat-sensitive groups, such as the elderly, young children, and those with chronic ailments may need assistance to avoid heat-related illness. As always, never, ever leave a child or pet in an enclosed automobile.


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