FRAMINGHAM – The National Weather Service has extended its a heat advisory through tonight, July 29.
The National Weather Service is also forecasting a few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible today, mainly between 2 to 10 PM.
The main threats are damaging winds and downpours, with a lower risk for hail.
The heat advisory is through 8 p.m., where temperatures could reach 100 degrees.
Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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.
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