Published: 06/13/22 @ 12:33 PM – Updated: 06/13/22 @ 12:33 PM
Excessive Heat Watch Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Blackford, Cass, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Wabash, Wells, and White Counties.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.
*WHAT: For the Excessive Heat Watch, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 112 are possible.
*WHERE: Portions of northern Indiana south of a line from South Bend to Bluffton.
*WHEN: For the Excessive Heat Watch, from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
*IMPACTS: Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
*ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Heat indices will be around 100 to 105 this afternoon and then rise to between 100 and 110 Tuesday and Wednesday. This Watch will likely be upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning.
Instructions: Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to 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. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.