An excessive heat warning has been issued; Refrigeration centers are open throughout Morris Corporation

The shelters will remain open until Friday, when temperatures are expected to reach the 90s and heat indicators to exceed 100 degrees.

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Morriston, NJ – Extreme and unusual heat in the Morris County area has prompted an Excessive Heat Warning to be issued, effective from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5 through Thursday, September 7.

With temperatures expected in the 90s and heat indexes approaching 102 degrees or higher, Morristown cooling facilities will be open to seniors, homeless people and those looking for respite from the heat on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


According to Morristown officials, the city hall cooling center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday afternoon. Other cooling centers across the county can be found here.

Take a look at the upcoming predictions for this week:

  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high temperature nearing 93. Heat index values ​​reach 100. North winds at a speed of about 5 miles per hour.
  • Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, and the minimum temperature will be around 71.
  • Wednesday: Sunny, maximum temperature around 95.
  • Wednesday night: the weather will be clear most of the time, and the minimum temperature will be around 71. The winds will be calm.
  • Thursday: There is a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 pm, mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 95. Quiet south wind blowing at around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • Thursday night: Chance of rain and thunderstorms, especially after 8 pm. Mostly cloudy, the low is about 71. The probability of precipitation is 30 percent.
  • Friday: Chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., partly sunny, with a high temp near 91. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
  • Friday night: Chance of rain and thunderstorms. The weather is often cloudy, with the minimum temperature around 70. The chance of rain is 50 percent.

Morris County issues an extreme heat warning when the National Weather Service expects daytime temperatures to reach 95 degrees by 11 a.m. on two or more consecutive days, or when heat indicators reach 100 degrees on any given day.

She advised residents to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, avoid direct sunlight, and check on family and neighbors. Under no circumstances should young children or pets be left unattended in vehicles.

Here are some tips for beating the heat:

  • When possible, reschedule stressful activities for early morning or evening.
  • Learn about the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
  • Wear lightweight, loose clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water.
  • To reduce risks while working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

Anyone experiencing heat exhaustion should be moved to a cool, shaded environment. Heatstroke is a medical emergency. If you experience this, call 911 immediately.

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