High Heat Index for the Weekend

It is going to be hot this weekend. Heat index numbers across the state – even in our area – are set to hit near triple digits through the end of the day Saturday. Fond du Lac County Health Educator Sarah Faust reminds people to pay attention to what your body is telling you, and “be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, and remember it doesn’t have to be extremely hot to feel sick from that.”

Faust also recommends using sunscreen with at least SPF 30 – and to make sure that it is broad spectrum, protecting against both UVA and UVB rays. She says when going outside “it could be as little as fifteen minutes until you’re damaged from the sun. So remembering a hat and sunglasses as well and protective clothing.”