Heat Advisory Issued for Medford, Heat Index of 100 Expected

Heat index values expected to top 100 degrees.

Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels.

A heat advisory has been issued for Medford today by the National Weather Service.

The advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, add in humidity and it will feel closer to 102, according to the weather service's forecast.

Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors.

To reduce the risk of heat illness, the NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun.

Any outdoor activities during these hours should be rescheduled for earlier or later in the day. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing.

If you notice anyone overcome by heat, they should be moved to a cool and shaded location, then call 911.


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