TAUNTON – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from noon Friday through 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Heat index, which includes temperatures and dew points is expected to be 90 to 100 on Friday, and from 100 to 112 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.
This will be due to temperatures in the 90s Friday and 96 to 102 Saturday and Sunday, and dewpoints in the low to mid 70s.
The very worst of the heat will occur Saturday and Sunday.
Actual air temperatures will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s on Friday increasing to 96 to 102 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. It will not cool off much overnight, with lows in most areas only dropping to the mid 70s to near 80.
The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
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 lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.