Excessive Heat Watch issued for middle of this week for Clark County

Cheryl Sanders
August 14, 2019

High temperatures between 110 and 112 degrees are expected in the Valley.

Southern California and the Southwest can also expect scorching heat over the next few days, with warnings already issued to allow people to prepare properly. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees and very warm overnight temperatures.

Our area was placed under an excessive heat warning Monday. He said even the high country is expected to be hot and dry.

The region hardest-hit by the heat wave could experience many more days each year when the heat index soars as the effects of climate change increase, scientists say.

There will be some scattered storms around late Tuesday, especially across northern and northwestern Virginia. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. "There's a weak cold front flying down through Oklahoma".

"Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke", authorities said.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. "Signs of Heat exhaustion and worse yet, heat stroke, will need to be closely monitored, especially with the elderly and children", according to the NWS.

Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles!

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