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Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Pawnee; Richardson

NWS Omaha (Eastern Nebraska and Southeastern Iowa - Omaha Valley)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 102 due to temperatures in the upper 80s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or later in the evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.



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