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Widespread Summer Heat; Enhanced Severe Weather

A large ridge of high pressure continues to deliver summer heat w/ humidity in several sections of the country. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect across the Desert Southwest, south-central Plains, Mid to Lower Mississippi Valley and a small part of the Mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, an enhanced risk of organized severe thunderstorms is possible from Iowa to Illinois and Indiana. Read More >

Hot and muggy conditions will push heat index readings above 100 degrees Thursday through Sunday in many locations across southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Do your best to protect yourself against the dangers of summer heat and humidity.  Keep an eye on your neighbors especially if they don't have air conditioning or are in an at-risk group such as the elderly. Keep pets well hydrated and provide them shade or shelter inside an air conditioned space if possible.

Of course, be especially careful to not leave a child in a hot vehicle. Look before you lock!

2019 child heatstroke deaths in cars


For more information on heat safety, see Heat Safety Tips and Resources.


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