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Heat Advisory added to most of southeastern Massachusetts, severe storms possible



Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has added a Heat Advisory to most of southeastern Massachusetts in addition to the advisory placed across southern New England.

Heat index values up to 101 expected in Massachusetts, in Southern Bristol MA and Southern Plymouth MA Counties and in Rhode Island, Washington RI County from 10 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

The NWS recommends to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Today the area also has a chance of thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

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