Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
The worst heat wave so far this summer swelters on with heat advisories in effect until Friday night.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky through 9 p.m. Friday.
An excessive heat warning also is in effect for Hamilton and Montgomery Counties, which include the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton.
With a heat index as high as 102 degrees, people are at risk for heat stroke, heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses.
It’s already warm and muggy this morning with a temperature of 76 degrees at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. We’ll reach at 88 by noon and cook up to 94 by 5 p.m. It will be sunny and hazy.
With the heat index factored in, it will feel over 100 degrees.
Try to contain strenuous activities to early morning or evening, stay in the shade, wear light, loose clothing and drink plenty of water.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are concerns with the dangerously hot conditions. Heat exhaustion usually isn’t life threatening, but it can progress to a heat stroke.
Relief is coming. Cooler, more seasonal temperatures are expected by Sunday.