Very hot, humid today; Excessive Heat Warning, Watch in effect

Today will be very hot and humid, with highs around 95 degrees and heat index values climbing as high as 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Due to the heat, there is an Excessive Heat Warning in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today for Butler, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties.

There is also an Excessive Heat Watch and Heat Advisory are in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today for Champaign, Clark and Greene counties.

Extreme heat and humidity increase the danger of heat-related illnesses, especially for people working outside or participating in outdoor activities, so the NWS said residents should drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, keep out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Residents can also take extra precautions such as rescheduling activities to early morning or evening when it is less hot, wearing lightweight and loose-fitting clothing and taking frequent breaks in an air-conditioned environment.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, as temperatures in vehicles can reach lethal levels in minutes.

Tonight will be mostly clear and warm, with lows only falling to around 77 degrees. There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m. that will fall away before sunrise on Friday.

There will be some more clouds on Friday, though it will still be mostly sunny and hot, with highs around 92 degrees and heat index values in the low 100s.

Friday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 71 degrees and slight chance of showers and storms before dawn on Saturday.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and warm, with highs around 87 degrees, and Saturday night will be mostly clear and cool, with lows around 64 degrees.

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