Heat Advisory Issued for Needham Today
The heat index value is expected to top 100 degrees.
Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels.
According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory has been issued for Needham and other parts of Norfolk County and the surrounding area for Tuesday, July 17. The advisory will be in effect from 1-7 p.m.
Local residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, with humidity levels reaching 70 degrees. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102.
Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors.
To reduce the risk of heat illness, the National Weather Service recommends drinking plenty of fluids and staying in an air-conditioned environment when possible and out of the sun.
Any outdoor activities during these hours should be rescheduled for earlier or later in the day. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing.
If you notice anyone overcome by heat, they should be moved to a cool and shaded location, then call 911.