The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Temperatures in the Providence, R.I. area are expected to reach 100 to 104 degrees. Heat and humidity will increase during the day making it almost impossible to work outside. Monday’s high of 97 degrees was one degree shy of the record of 98 degrees set at T.F. Green Airport in 1999.
Heat Advisory Predicted
The very young, the elderly, and people with strenuous physical jobs, particularly outside, should take precautions against the heat. Make sure to drink plenty of liquids, and try to remain out of the heat especially between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm when the sun is at its hottest. If you have relatives and neighbors that are house-bound, take the extra time to check up on them.
Providence and Vicinity Weather Forecast
The heat wave should last a few more days with highs in the mid 80s and 90s, and lows in the low to mid 70s. There is also a slight possibility of a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon.
Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service as of 10:31 PM EDT on July 05, 2010:
Heat advisory remains in effect from noon to 7 PM EDT Tuesday. A heat advisory remains in effect from noon to 7 PM EDT Tuesday. This heat advisory is for northern Connecticut, all of Rhode Island except for Washington and Newport counties, central and eastern Massachusetts away from the coast, and the Merrimack valley in southern New Hampshire. Heat advisories will reach 100 to 104 degrees for several hours Tuesday afternoon. Actual air temperatures will soar into the upper 90s with increasing humidity levels. Prolonged outdoor work or exercise in these conditions can result in heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.
Heat Advisory Precautionary/preparedness actions: A heat advisory is issued when high humidity is expected to combine with hot temperatures resulting in a heat index of 100 degrees or greater. Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Also, drink plenty of water and try to stay in an air conditioned environment.
Sources: National Weather Service (NOAA); Weather Underground.com
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