Weather Advisory for Tri-Cities, Horrifying Heat to Hit 103 & Above, Stay Safe
Another heatwave is on the way for the Tri-Cities and surrounding area.
The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a heat advisory from Wednesday at 11 am through Friday at 11 pm. Temperatures are expected to hit 103 degrees and above.
Where is the heat advisory in effect?
In Washington for the Lower Columbia Basin and Foothills of the Blue Mountains. In Oregon, the Lower Columbia Basin, the Northern Blue Mountains Foothills, and North Central Oregon and Central Oregon.
What you should know:
Stay out of the sun. Drink lots of water. If you can, stay in air conditioning. Children and pets should NEVER be left in unattended vehicles. Bring pets indoors. Make sure they have water.
Take extra precautions if you work outside.
Wear loose-fitting clothing, that is lightweight. Cover as much skin as possible, and wear a hat. Protect your eyes and wear sunscreen. Take many breaks and stay hydrated.
Reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or later in the evening.
Walk your pets when it's cooler. Remember their poor paws can't handle the hot pavement.
Limit your time in the pool. Take notice of how long you're in the sun. Apply sunscreen often.
Anyone who is overcome by the heat should move to a cooler, shaded location. If you or someone you know suffers heat stroke, call 9-1-1. It's an emergency.
Keep reading for more ways to beat the Tri-Cities' heat.