10/11 Weather Alert Day issued for Wednesday due to Dangerous Heat

Future Head Index Wednesday at 5 p.m. (Source: 10/11 NOW Weather Team)
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A 10/11 Weather Alert Day has been issued for Wednesday due to Dangerous Heat.

An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect for Lincoln and surrounding areas from Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening. A prolonged period of dangerous heat builds into the region with temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees, combining with high humidity.

Heat index values, or what it will 'feel like' outside, may climb as high as 110 degrees. Even early morning low temperatures will remain warm, with readings only falling in to the upper 70s.

Avoid excessive sunshine, stay close to air conditioning and drink lots of fluids. If you have to work outside, pace yourself and take plenty of breaks and avoid exertion.

Watch out for children and the elderly as they are at a greater risk for heat related illnesses. Do not leave children or pets in the car for any amount of time. On a 95 degree day, car temperatures can soar to 124 degrees in only 20 minutes.

Heat is the number one cause of death of all weather elements, so extra caution is urged through the weekend before the heat gradually breaks by early next week.