Hazardous weather statement

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Get ready for the usual this afternoon — warm and muggy.

Heat indices during the afternoon will range from 98 to 105 degrees. A heat advisory is not anticipated, but these levels can cause a heightened danger for heat illnesses.

Those individuals planning on being outdoors should remember to drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids; wear lightweight and light colored clothing; take frequent breaks in the shade and try to avoid sunburn.

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Slow down and try to reduce strenuous outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day.

Additionally, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon across all the area. Some of these storms will have the potential to produce gusty winds to 50 mph or greater, if microbursts occur.

For a laboratory explanation of a microburst, please view the attached video.