Heat wave hits the Tri-State

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - An excessive heat warning is posted Monday for Hamilton County because of conditions that could make it feel like 104 degrees.

The National Weather Service says Monday's combination of extreme heat and humidity carries a risk for heat stroke and other heat illnesses.

Forecasters say anyone spending time outdoors should wear lightweight, loose clothing and drink lots of water. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

All other counties in the Tri-State area are under a heat advisory, with an heat index that is expected to reach 103 degrees.

The excessive heat warning and the heat advisories are in effect from noon until 8 p.m. For your latest forecast, visit the FOX19 Weather page at www.fox19.com/weather.

For a list of cool centers in Cincinnati, click here.

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