Stay hydrated – heat index to exceed 100 degrees this week

Meteorologists are reminding residents to stay hydrated as the heat index will exceed 100 degrees this week.

“Drink lots of water, wear a hat if you’re in the sun and wear sunscreen,” National Weather Service in Melbourne Meteorologist Tim Sedlock said. “Take breaks, don’t leave your kids or pets in the car. Stay inside in the air conditioning if you can.”

Tuesday had a temperature that climbed to the low 90s, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. The heat index – what the temperature feels like to the human body when humidity is combined with air temperature – will reach 102 degrees, forecasters said.

The temperature on Wednesday will climb near 91 degrees. The day will be sunny with a heat index value as high as 107 degrees, meteorologists said.

The temperature will dip to the mid-70s in the evenings on both days.

Thursday and Friday will be sunny and have a 50 percent chance of showers, forecasters said. Both days will have temperatures near the low 90s, which will drop to the mid-70s at night.

 

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