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NWS issues heat advisory for Monday

ROCKINGHAM — Although Monday started out cloudy and relatively cool, it likely won’t stay that way.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., with temperatures expected in the mid-90s with a heat index reaching 103 degrees.

Meteorologists encourage residents to stay out of the sun and in air conditioning if possible and to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. The NWS also encourages checking up on neighbors and relatives.

The NWS also warns against leaving children and pets unattended inside vehicles.

“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” the alert reads. “When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.


“Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency!”

In addition to the heat advisory, forecasters say there is an enhanced risk of afternoon thunderstorms, primarily between 4 and 9 p.m., with high winds being the main threat. As of this writing, there was a 30% chance of storms.

There will also be a chance of thunderstorms and showers on Thursday and Friday, according to the extended forecast.

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