Heat Advisory for much of Nebraska Saturday; high temperatures near 100 degrees

A heat advisory has been issued for much of Nebraska Saturday afternoon due to unseasonably warm heat. The advisory takes effect 1 p.m. Saturday and lasts until 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Channel 8 Eyewitness News weather team is forecasting high temperatures near 100 degrees for much of southeast Nebraska Saturday afternoon. The forecast also calls for high humidity, which will result in temperatures feeling anywhere between 100° and 110° in the afternoon.

Caution is urged for anyone who might stay outdoors for an extended period of time. Wear loose, light colored clothing to help stay cool, in addition to drinking plenty of water, wearing sun protection, and generally limiting time spent out doors.

It’s also important to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat exhaustion symptoms include:
– Faintness or dizziness
– Excessive sweating
– Cool, pale, clammy feeling skin
– Nausea or vomiting
– Rapid, weak pulse
– Muscle cramps

If someone is experiencing these symptoms, move that person to a cooler location, have them drink cool water if they’re awake, and encourage a cool shower.

Heat stroke symptoms include:
– Throbbing headache
– Not sweating
– Body temperature at or above 103°F with red, hot, and dry skin
– Nausea or vomiting
– Rapid, strong pulse
– Possible unconsciousness

If someone is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 and do whatever possible to cool them down.

Currently, there is no heat advisory for Sunday, but that may still change. Stay tuned to your Channel 8 Eyewitness News weather team this weekend for the latest on this blast of summer heat.

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