Sunday sees heat index value near 101 degrees

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Residents stayed hydrated Sunday as hot temperatures with heat index values as high as 101 degrees swarmed throughout the county, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

Sunday was mostly sunny with a high temperature near 92 degrees, weather forecasters said. The evening was mostly cloudy with a low temperature near 72 degrees.

Meteorologist Jerry Combs said the heat is normal for the summer, which officially begins June 21. Residents who have to work outside should make sure they take breaks in the shade to avoid dehydration.

Residents should also stay in the air conditioning and drink plenty of water, Combs said.

Warm weather, along with a small chance of showers, was also expected for the rest of the week.

Monday through Friday will have high temperatures near the low 90s, according to weather meteorologists. The week will have low temps near the low 70s.

The week will also have 5 to 10 mph southeast winds.

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