If you think today is hot, just wait.
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures between 101 and 105 degrees tomorrow, and has issued a special weather statement urging people to stay cool.
And even after Thursday has come and gone, high temperatures in the mid-90s are predicted to stay with us through the weekend. So we’re joining in the chorus: do your best to keep cool over the next few days. Attached to this article you’ll find a list of Kendall County cooling centers. Make use of them.
Here are some keep-cool tips from the NWS:
Take frequent breaks during any strenuous outdoor activity, preferably in an air-conditioned location. If possible, reschedule these activities during the cooler early morning or evening hours. Stay hydrated with non-alcoholic fluids, preferably water, and wear light-fitting, loose clothes. Provide shelter from the sun and water for pets. Do not leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, even for a minute.
And more from the Kane County Health Department:
- Frequently check on family members and the elderly who do not have air conditioning to insure their well being.
- Drink plenty of water. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing liquid intake.
- Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle.
- Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks.
- Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
- Stay on the lowest level of your home out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.
- Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities. Circulating air can cool the body by increasing the perspiration rate of evaporation.
- Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
- Limit intake of alcoholic beverages.
- Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes.
- Protect face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat when out in the sun.
Stay cool, everyone.