An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for most of our inland valleys. The Heat Warning will be in effect until 11 PM Tuesday for western and central Siskiyou County, eastern Curry County, Jackson County and Josephine County.
The Heat Warning was issued for areas which are likely to afternoon high temperatures between 102-110 degrees through the warning period. Friday will be slightly cooler, between 98-104 degrees.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur with limited relief overnight, increasing the risk of heat related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun as much as possible.
If you must go outdoors, plan activites before 10 AM and after 8 PM, take frequent breaks, and drink plenty of water before you're thirsty. Check on children, eldery, and the sick and never leave a person or pet in the car for any amount of time. The hottest time of the day is between 4-6 PM.
It's important to remember that hot temperatures create heightened risk for heat related illness. Spending prolonged amounts of time outdoors enhances your risk for illness; this will include livestock and outdoor pets.