Statement as of 1:06 PM EDT on August 17, 2017
Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 17, 2017
... Heat advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...
The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.
* Heat index values... will range from 105 to 109 due to
temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s combined with
dew points in the mid to upper 70s.
* Timing... elevated heat index values will continue through
the afternoon into the early evening.
* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity will create a
situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.