Published: 07/17/2019 @ 03:23 AM Updated: 07/17/2019 @ 03:23 AM
Excessive Heat Watch Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley Counties.
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening.
*Afternoon to early evening temperatures from Thursday through Saturday in the 90s with heat indices from around 105 to 110 degrees.
*Heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged periods outside or in non-air conditioned locations.
*Prolonged heat most dangerous for young children and elderly.
*Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in minutes.
Instructions: An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.