Hot Weather Safety will become increasingly important this week
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports it is expected to be seasonably warm and humid this weekend. Clouds and thunderstorms will help to keep afternoon high temperatures mainly in the 80s.
However, by next Tuesday you can expect more sunshine and fewer storms, as a result, you can expect high temperatures to push into the the lower and middle 90s, with afternoon heat index values forecast to soar to between 100 and 103 degrees across much of Middle Tennessee.As the summer rolls along it is important to keep hot weather safety rules in mind.
Never, ever, leave a person or animal in a closed car for even a few minutes. Temperatures inside a vehicle on a summer day can heat quickly to deadly levels.
Check on elderly friends and relatives to be sure they are coping well with the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, go to a library, store, or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.
If you have to be outdoors during the hottest part of the day take frequent breaks and drink plenty of non alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids. If possible, reschedule activities to a cooler part of the day.
Wear lightweight, light colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight. Listen to your body and be aware of the warning signs for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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