Ahead of possible record heat forecast for Thursday, the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Watch and two Fire Weather Watches Tuesday.
In the Excessive Heat Watch, the NWS is warning that the extended period of hot weather starting mid-week and lasting into the weekend could lead to heat-related injuries and illnesses.
They note that the elderly, children and people without access to air conditioning will be vulnerable to heat issues. The NWS also is advising that temperatures inside of locked vehicles could become lethal in minutes, and remind drivers to never leave pets or children unattended in a vehicle.
The Fire Weather Watch was issued due to the forecast of low humidity levels and low-level winds starting Thursday.
A Fire Weather Watch means that fire weather conditions are forecast, but the NWS advises that people should look for later updates to see if conditions will elevate to a Red Flag warning level.
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