(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Wednesday may become the hottest day yet in a week that has brought oppressive heat to the tri-state.
The high temperature could reach 95 with mostly sunny skies. Factor in the humidity and the heat index Wednesday has the potential to reach up to 110 according to the National Weather Service.
As the hot temperatures continue into Thursday, the heat index could then reach 112.
The weather service has an Excessive Heat Warning in effect now through 9:00 p.m. Thursday for the entire Eagle 99.3 listening area.
As part of the service’s warning, people are urged to take extra precautions to stay cool. When possible, reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to the early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat stroke. Wear loose fitting clothing when possible and, of course, drink plenty of water.
The American Red Cross details the conditions that must be met for heat-related weather statuses:
-Excessive Heat Watch - Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event to meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours.
-Excessive Heat Warning - Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least two days (daytime highs of 105-110° Fahrenheit).
-Heat Advisory - Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for 1 to 2 days (daytime highs of 100-105°