Temperatures today and Friday are expected to reach the mid 90s, with heat index values soaring to between 100 and 105 degrees.
People involved in outdoor activities should take precautions to avoid heat stress today. Take frequent breaks in air conditioning and drink plenty of fluids.
Today is the second day where the heat index will reach or exceed 100 degrees this week. Friday will also be hot and humid with heat index values in excess of 100 degrees.
People should be aware that the health effects of high heat are cumulative, and should take appropriate actions to stay health through this period of high heat.
The elderly, chronically ill and the very young should try to remain in air conditioning during the hottest part of the day.
And remember; never ever leave young children or pets alone in a car when the weather is this hot.