Today’s summer solstice brings a Heat Advisory to Michiana

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(Photo supplied/National Weather Service of Northern Indiana)

A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire listening area on Tuesday, June 21.

Highs on Tuesday will reach the upper 90s, and with the humidity, it will feel like the triple digits across Michiana. A cold front will move through overnight, which could spark an isolated shower/storm early Wednesday morning. Highs on Wednesday and Thursday will be in the middle to upper 80s, but the 90s return for the weekend. Our best chance for rain waits until Saturday night. Besides that, a lot more sunshine awaits us for the week ahead.

Today is the summer solstice. It’s the longest amount of daylight this year. Sunrise is at 6:11 am. Sunset is at 9:23 pm. 15 hours and 12 minutes of daylight today.

This isn’t the hottest time of the year, however, despite today’s extreme temperatures. The solstice marks the height of the sun, but the hottest weather comes a month or two later. That’s because the land and oceans have to warm up, too, before the truly hot summer heat can begin. August it typically the hottest month of the year.

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT /11 AM CDT/ TODAY TO
8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values in the 95 to 100 degree range expected
  this afternoon and early evening.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and
  northwest Ohio.

* WHEN...From noon EDT /11 AM CDT/ today to 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/
  this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. 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 911.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

TuesdayExtreme heat. High 99. Feels like 100+

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and a little cooler. High 88.

Thursday: Sunny. High 86.

Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible in the afternoon. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93.

Sunday. Partly sunny and cooler, with a high near 82.

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