Scorching temperatures force Excessive Heat Warning Friday

MADISON (WKOW) -- An Excessive Heat Warning goes active for all of Southern Wisconsin starting at noon Friday. While this warning will remain in place for most of Southern Wisconsin through 7 PM Saturday, a handful of counties will transition to a Heat Advisory starting at 7 PM Friday, lasting through 7 PM Saturday. These counties include Grant, Crawford, Richland, Juneau, Adams.

Temperatures Friday afternoon are expected to reach the middle 90s with mostly sunny skies. Dew points are also expected to be extreme, jumping into the upper 70s making it feel suffocating outside. The combination of both high temperatures and high humidity will make it feel like 105-110 degrees.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting

clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

The hot temperatures will come back down Sunday, but total relief  isn't in sight with highs still reaching the upper 80s.

A few thunderstorms will also be possible Sunday as a front slides into the area.  Stay cool! 

For more on this story: http://www.wkow.com/story/38537451/2018/06/28/scorching-temperatures-force-excessive-heat-warning-friday

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