Temperatures of 103 degrees and above are forecast for Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service in northern Indiana to issue an excessive heat warning for most of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
LaGrange and Steuben counties in Indiana and Williams County, Ohio, are expected to be spared the worst of the heat, but are under a red flag warning -- a label given when a critical fire danger risk is occurring or expected.
The excessive heat warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The weather service said air temperatures and heat-index values will range from 103 degrees to 107 degrees Thursday.
Fort Wayne's record for June 28 is 102 degrees in 1934. Its all-time record temperature is 106 degrees, reached July 22, 1934; July 14, 1936; and June 25, 1988.
Those who work or spend time outside are urged to 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.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.
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