The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, in effect until 8pm on Sunday, July 1, 2012.  The Heat index will near 105 degrees this afternoon and increase to 105-110 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Consecutive days of excessive heat can have a cumulative effect on the body and can trigger heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. Never leave children or pets unattended in a car, even with the windows rolled down. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of direct sunshine.

Remember, the elderly, very young, and people with heart conditions are most at risk in extreme heat. Friends, relatives, and neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.

Hope you all find a way to stay cool this weekend.

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