A National Weather Service-issued heat advisory remained in effect Thursday as more excessively hot weather was expected.
A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service remained in effect Thursday for nearly all of Ohio.
The temperature at the Akron Canton Airport was already 75 degrees at 7 a.m. with the humidity level reading 90 percent, according to the weather service’s website.
The temperature was expected to climb into the lower 90s by afternoon.
“Very humid conditions combined with temperatures rising into the lower to mid 90s will result in heat indices around 100 to 104 degrees this afternoon,” the weather service said.
“The combination of the long duration of heat and the afternoon and evening intensity of heat will potentially cause heat-related illnesses.”
The advisory was in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday as the weather service said the higher heat index values were expected during that time.
The heat was expected to continue Friday, but meteorologists are expecting “a cold front” this weekend, the weather service said.
The forecast said Saturday’s high was only expected to reach the mid 80s.
The weather service issued the following advice:
• Drink plenty of fluids
• Stay in an air-conditioned room
• Stay out of the sun
• Check on relatives and neighbors
• Avoid unnecessary activity during the heat of the day.
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