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Randolph County To Reach Record Highs Temps Rest Of The Week

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ASHEBORO NC – Its going to a hot rest of the week in Randolph County, as forecasts call for the hottest temperatures of the season through the end of the week.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh says Today will likely be the hottest of the year over the Piedmont, and the first of three consecutive days with heat index values between 95 and 105 degrees.

Forecast

Today the forecasts calls for highs around 93 degrees, with almost no wind to help cool things down. Overnight lows dip to around 69 before highs again tomorrow reach 95 degrees with a Southwest wind of 3 to 8 mph. Friday forecasters are calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tips for Heat

The National Weather Service and emergency management personnel are urging people to take the heat seriously. On average, extreme heat has killed more people in the last 10 years than any other weather phenomena. The weather safety section of the National Weather Service site says to remember H.E.A.T.

Hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you’re working or exercising outside.

Educate yourself. Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings. Take actions to stay cool and safe when the temperatures hits 85 degrees or the heat index hits 90 degrees. Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool.

Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected. Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs:

  • cramping
  • rapid pulse
  • heavy sweating
  • hot red skin
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • nausea
  • vomiting.

Take it easy. Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning.

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