The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today for the Indiana counties of Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, DeKalb, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley.
Near-record heat is once again expected this afternoon. High pressure will continue to provide inseasonably hot and humid condition today across much of the region along a line from Monticello through Warsaw to Hillsdale, Mich.
Afternoon highs will climb into the middle to upper 90s. This, combined with higher dewpoints, will result in heat indices of 98 to 104 degrees in many areas. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible in the afternoon and evening which may bring brief relief.
Very hot temperatures will affect outdoor activities. Lack of cooling overnught ahd hot temperatures Thursday and this afternoon will increase heat stress on people working outdoors or those who do not have adequate cooling methods.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight 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 should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency; call 911.