... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM EDT /6 PM CDT/
* heat index values... afternoon heat index values will peak in
the 100-105 degree range each day today through Monday.
* Timing... the hottest time of day will be from 2 PM to 7pm
EDT... 1pm to 6 PM CDT.
* Impacts... the combination of heat and humidity will create
dangerous outdoor weather conditions... especially with
prolonged exposure and for those who are sensitive to the
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.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 9 1 1.
... Heavy rainfall from storms this afternoon and evening...
Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to develop across the region
this afternoon and evening in a very moist airmass. The flow in
the atmosphere today will tend to limit storm motion... allowing
for heavier rainfall totals for areas that do see storms today. The
best chance for storms will be along and west of a line from
Madison Indiana to Shelbyville and Campbellsville in
Kentucky... though any storms that form east of this line also will
have the chance to produce heavy rains.
Those planning outdoor activities today should stay tuned for
updates through the day as these storms begin to fire. In addition
to the heavy rain threat... today's storms could bring winds of 40
to 50 mph as well as frequent cloud to ground lightning.