The National Weather Services says a heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to nine p-m tomorrow in the mid-Willamette Valley. Daytime high temperatures of 91 to 97 degrees expected Today and tomorrow. Peak heating will be between 3 and 7 PM. Urban areas will be the hottest. Overnight low temperatures of 60 to 67 expected Tonight/Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be slow to cool tonight, with the coolest temperatures around 5 AM. Urban areas will remain the warmest.
Hot temperatures and limited overnight relief will increase the chance for heat related illnesses, especially for those sensitive to heat. People most vulnerable include those who spend a lot of time outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children and the elderly. Heat stress is also possible for livestock and outdoor pets.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat related 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.