(NWS)–The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Heat Advisory for Wayne and surrounding counties beginning at 12 noon on Monday and continuing until 8:00 PM. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
2:35 PM EDT Sun Jun 12 2022
Including the cities of Roanoke Rapids, Enfield, Scotland Neck, Louisburg, Franklinton, Nashville, Spring Hope, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Princeville, Wilson, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Carthage, Goldsboro, Wadesboro, Polkton, Rockingham, Ellerbe, Laurinburg, Camp Mackall, Wagram, and Raeford
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT MONDAY…
- WHAT…Heat index values ranging from 105 to 109 degrees expected.
- WHERE…Portions of central North Carolina.
- WHEN…From noon to 8 PM EDT Monday.
- IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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 9 1 1.