The temperature this past week has been very hot and according to meteorologist Mark Sekelskey at the National Weather Service, temperatures will remain high, getting up to 100 degrees.
“It will cool down around mid week next week,” Sekelskey said. “There will be a risk of severe thunderstorms this weekend, with strong winds and heavy rains.”
During these extreme heat indexes it is important to stay safe. The Department of Homeland Security website includes a list of ways to remain safe. These include staying hydrated and making sure pets and people are not kept in a closed car. The site also expresses the importance of staying in the shade and restricting strenuous activity while in the heat.
MedicineNet gives a list of easy ways to remain cool in high temperatures. These include carrying a small portable fan, keeping a spray bottle of water in the refrigerator and avoiding alcohol and caffeine, two drinks that promote dehydration.
If you are in prolonged sun and heat and you or others around begin to feel a variety of symptoms including but not limited to light-headedness, nausea, vomiting or headache it is important to seek medical treatment.