Grand Rapids – MI, US, National Weather Service
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
WHAT…Heat index values up to 102 expected.
WHERE…Portions of south central and southwest Michigan.
WHEN…From noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening.
IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Another hot and humid day is expected today with heat index values rising to around 100 this afternoon and early evening.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.