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Heat Advisory issued for Most of Massachusetts and Rhode Island



Yes it is already September 5th, but it could feel like 100 degrees throughout most of the area on Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM EDT Thursday.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…Up to 100 due to afternoon temperatures in the lower to middle 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* TIMING…Between 11 am and 7 pm Thursday.

* IMPACTS…The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

* LOCATION…Most of southern New England except for the east slopes of the Berkshires as well as the Cape and Islands.


A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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.

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.

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