NWS warns of high temperatures this week

The National Weather Service is advising people to use extra caution this week with temperatures expected to be higher than normal.

The weather service issued a release over the weekend advising people that temperatures will likely be in the mid-to-high 90s this week with the afternoon heat index likely reaching higher than 100.

The NWS recommends monitoring vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, for symptoms of heat-related illness.

The weather service also advises people to wear light and loose clothing when outside, stay hydrated, and limit outdoor activity when possible

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