Heat Advisory in Effect Thursday into Friday
Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service
It’s been a hot and humid week, but it appears the hottest weather this week is yet to come. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for most of eastern and southeast Wisconsin, including Fond du Lac, Dodge, Sheboygan and Green Lake Counties from Noon on Thursday until 11 pm on Friday. Forecasters say highs will reach the lower 90s on Thursday with heat index values from 100 to 106 degrees. Friday is expected to be even hotter, with highs in the middle to upper 90s, with heat index readings from 100 to 110 degrees.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity creates a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Wisconsin Emergency Management officials are encouraging people across the state to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks if you have to work outdoors, and to check on elderly or disabled friends and neighbors who may not have air conditioning or access to resources they need to stay safe. Experts say its also important to make sure your pets and livestock are safe from the heat and humidity.