Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) have issued a heat advisory for Saturday. Heat indices this weekend and into next week could hit 105 to even 110 degrees and temperatures could reach triple digits. NWS said heat conditions could become dangerous over the weekend extending into next week.
Whenever extreme heat hits the area, there is the chance of power outages due to the impacts of so many air conditioners running for longer periods. The heat and extra usage can be problematic to power equipment that has to work extra hard to keep up with demand.
During heat waves it is best for people to stay out of the heat when possible and begin hydrating immediately.
Other tips from NWS for dealing with the heat and staying safe:
Avoid strenuous activity outdoors during the hottest parts of the day and if working outside, take frequent breaks to rest and hydrate.
Wear loose, light-colored clothing and apply sunscreen.
Never leave children or pets unattended in a closed vehicle.