Eastern Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 10:32 AM EDT Jul. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT
Sunday...

* heat index values... up to 115 due to temperatures from 98 to
102, and dewpoints 70-75.

* Timing... dangerous heat and humidity through the weekend. The
worst of the heat will be from late in the morning through the
mid evening hours on both days.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Children and pets should
never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances as car
interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

* Location... Rhode Island, northern Connecticut, and most of
Massachusetts including the Metro areas of Boston, Providence
and Hartford. This area does not include Cape Cod and the
islands.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.