Excessive Heat Warning issued July 22 at 3:39AM EDT until July 22 at 7:00PM EDT by NWS Raleigh
...Dangerous heat and humidity this afternoon...
...Prolonged, dangerous heat and humidity over the weekend...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued an Excessive
Heat Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM
EDT this evening.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...will peak between 108 and 115 degrees this
afternoon. In addition, temperatures at night will remain in the
80s for much of the night through the weekend. The cumulative
affect of this high heat and humidity, and the expected lows at
night in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees, will produce very
dangerous conditions through Sunday.
* TIMING...Heat index values will climb above 100 degrees by or
shortly after noon, and peak this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity will likely cause heat stress
during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. the combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.
Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
and drink plenty of water.
Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes. Bring pets indoors if possible, even if for just short
periods of time; and ensure they have access to drinking water,
which can evaporate from dishes very quickly in extreme heat.