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Excessive heat warning issued until Friday evening

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The National Weather Service has declared an excessive heat warning for the Tri-State from noon Thursday, June 28 through 8 p.m. Friday, June 29

An excessive heat warning indicates that the heat index will exceed 105ºF for more than three hours per day for two consecutive days. Temperatures at this level are potentially dangerous and put individuals at risk for heat related illness if the proper precautions are not followed.

It is important to check on elderly and individuals with illnesses that decrease their ability to respond to extreme heat (those with heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, recent stroke, diarrhea or mental illness). Infants and small children are also at greater risk to experience heat related illness. People who work outdoors, including construction workers and roofers, should be aware of the dangerously high temperatures and should drink plenty of water even when not thirsty.

Cincinnati Recreation Centers will be open during normal hours to serve as "Cool Centers" for heat relief. They will provide a cool, comfortable place to sit and rest. To locate a Cincinnati Recreation Center close to you, click here or call 513-352-4000.

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