A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. central time to 7 p.m. this evening for the counties of LaPorte, Starke, St. Joseph and Berrien in the WIMS area.

Heat index values in the 95 to 100 degree range expected this afternoon and early evening.

Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.

The National Weather Services advises to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. 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.