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Heat Advisory Issued for Region

Heat index values expected to top 100 degrees Tuesday, July 17, according to the National Weather Service.

Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels.

According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory has been issued for all of Rhode Island today.

The advisory will be in effect from 1 to 7 p.m.

What does this mean for you? Residents can expect temperatures to peak around 95 degrees, with humidity levels reaching 70 percent or more. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102.

Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors.

To reduce the risk of heat illness, the NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun.

Any outdoor activities during these hours should be rescheduled for earlier or later in the day. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing.

If you notice anyone overcome by heat, they should be moved to a cool and shaded location, then call 911.

William Rupp (Editor) July 17, 2012 at 03:38 PM
The outdoor pool at the Bayside YMCA is open to anyone who wants to cool off today and until 7 tonight. Kim Stowell at the YMCA said: "It is so hot out there today -- we hope our neighbors will stop by for a dip when they can."

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