Excessive Heat Warning in effect through Saturday

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Extreme heat starts Thursday, July 18, and lasts through Saturday.

The heat index will surpass 100 and could reach 110 by Friday.

There is little relief at night due to stifling humidity, lows stay above 70.

The chance of rain is low but a few storms are possible.

The heat now looks to break Sunday with an approaching cold front that will likely produce showers and storms.

Next week is the complete opposite, very mild, cool for the end of July.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Thursday: Extreme heat, isolate storms, high of 94.

Friday: Extreme heat, mostly sunny, high of 96.

Saturday: Extreme heat, mostly sunny, high of 95.

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/
THURSDAY TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued an
Excessive Heat Warning...which is in effect from 2 PM EDT /1 PM
CDT/ Thursday to 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Saturday. The Excessive Heat
Watch is no longer in effect for Indiana counties.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * Afternoon to early evening temperatures from Thursday through
   Saturday in the 90s with heat indices from around 100 to 110
   degrees. The hottest heat indices is expected on Friday and
   Saturday.

IMPACTS...

 * Heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged periods
   outside or in non-air conditioned locations.

 * Prolonged heat most dangerous for young children and elderly.

 * Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
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.

   To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety
and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.   Heat
stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

   An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.

   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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