Hot and humid conditions are expected from today through early next week as high pressure builds across the region. Heat index values will rise into the 95-105 degree range each afternoon through Monday. The highest values will be across portions of southern Indiana and west central Kentucky. A Heat Advisory has been issued for this area for this afternoon through Monday afternoon.
The best way to avoid heat-related illnesses is to stay in an air conditioned environment, make use of fans and avoid being in the sun for any length of time. If you must venture outdoors in very hot weather, make sure you are well-hydrated with water or a sports drink, limit beverages that contain alcohol or caffeine and wear loose fitting clothing. A hat can also offer protection from the sun and of course, don’t forget to wear sunscreen!