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Another day of extreme heat across the Tri-State

Hamilton County is under an excessive heat warning for the second straight day.

The National Weather Service says the mix of high heat and humidity could make Tuesday's expected high temperatures in the 90s feel like the 100s.

A less severe heat advisory is posted for all other counties in the FOX19 viewing area.

The official high on Monday was 96, making it the hottest day of the year.

Paramedics have been responding to calls about possible heat stroke and attendance has been rising at some public pools.

The heat warning and advisories are in effect until 8 p.m.

To beat the heat, 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. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

For your complete forecast, visit www.fox19.com/weather.

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