NORTON – For the fourth consecutive day this month, the National Weather Service as issued a heart advisory for MetroWest, including Framingham, Natick,and Ashland.
The heat advisory is in effect today, July 4, until 8 p.m. It was issued just before 4 a.m.
This is the 5th consecutive day of a heat advisory.
Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 90s today – which means we have a heat wave -3 consecutive days of 90 degrees or more
However, the advisory was issued as the heat index s expected to make it feel like 100 degrees., with the dewpoints in the low 70s.
There is a threat of thunderstorms this afternoon, but not every area will see them.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside.
When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1-1.