An excessive heat warning has been issued for Greater Cincinnati through Friday night
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Extreme heat continues in Greater Cincinnati.
An excessive heat warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday, with “dangerously hot conditions” and heat index values reaching 115, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
The warning affects Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky, and Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties in Indiana.
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An extreme heat warning has been issued for parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Here are the precautions to take
Extreme heat and humidity greatly increase the likelihood of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities.
Take the necessary precautions by drinking plenty of fluids, wearing light and loose clothing, staying in an air-conditioned room away from the sun, and checking on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles. If you work or spend time outside, take extra precautions and, if possible, reschedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening.
Friday will also bring a chance of rain and storms that will continue overnight into Saturday. Drier conditions and cooler temperatures will move into the area by Sunday and continue into the beginning of next week.
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Detailed Cincinnati weather forecast
Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values reach 103.
Friday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Saturday: Slight chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low reaching 65 degrees.
Sunday: It’s sunny most of the time, and the high temperature is around 82.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, low around 61.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79.
Source: National Weather Service, Wilmington.