Hottest Temperatures Of Summer Arrive For Fourth Of July
If you like hot and sticky weather, then you’ll enjoy this Independence Day.
State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s almost no chance of rain, and winds are pumping in high humidity levels from the Gulf of Mexico.
“We can expect afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 90s, very typical for this time of year, but with very, very high humidity levels. Expect heat indexes in the low 100s,” Keim said.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency preparedness spokesperson Mike Steele says be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, like heavy sweating, dizziness or a weak, rapid pulse.
“Take it slow, take it safe, and be aware of the possible symptoms and then know what to do if problems develop,” Steele said.
Steele says an even more dangerous situation is heat stroke. He says people should be aware of the symptoms.
“Sweating almost stops, skin becomes flushes, your heartbeat could start racing. That’s when someone really needs to see a medical professional to make sure they’re okay,” Steele said.