Morris County has been placed under a Heat Advisory beginning Tuesday, August 28th a 12:00 PM through Wednesday, August 29th at 8:00 PM.
Temperatures will reach a high of 90 today with a heat index up to 96 degrees. Tuesday’s temperatures will reach a high around 93 with a heat index up to 100-105 degrees. Wednesday will reach a high in the middle 90’s with a heat index of 100-105 degrees. The heat wave is expected to continue into Thursday with temperatures in the lower 90’s and a heat index reaching into the triple digits.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of excessively hot humid
weather is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will create a situation in which there is an increased
risk for heat related health issues. Drink plenty of fluids and
stay in an air-conditioned environment, if possible.
Be sure to:
Check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. If
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
late evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion
and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and
drink plenty of water.
To reduce your risk while working outdoors, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment.
Anyone overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.
Additional information from the National Weather Service regarding the heat advisory can be found at: