Heat advisory in effect for Tuesday, August 10, 2021; thunderstorms also possible

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Heat advisory in effect for Tuesday, August 10, 2021; thunderstorms also possible

Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m.on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 for portions of northern Indiana,southwest Michigan and northwest Ohio, including Cass County, Indiana.

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NWS says hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, with heat index values from the upper 90s to 105.

The NWS has outlined the following precautionary/preparedness actions:

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.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

isolated storms could develop by late afternoon, becoming more widespread overnight. Severe storms are possible accompanied by damaging winds and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms are possible each day Wednesday through Friday. There is a chance the storms may become severe each day with damaging winds and very heavy rain the greatest threats.