Excessive Heat Watch Friday, Saturday

Meteorologist Frank Marzullo's Wednesday morning forecast

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for this weekend as a stifling heat wave pushes heat indexes near or above 105 degrees.

The advisory runs Friday afternoon until 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Tri-State will see at least three days starting Thursday of temperatures in the 90s amid high humidity with dew points in the mid-70s.

LATEST FORECAST: Showers are impacting your morning commute Wednesday.

The combination of high humidity and temperatures will make conditions dangerous for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.

Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.

Make preparations for dangerous conditions in which heat exhaustion or heat stroke are possible.

Plan to spend more time in air conditioned or well-ventilated places. If possible, reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or evening. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing 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. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 911.

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