TAMPA, Fla. — You're going to want to make plans to stay inside if you can Friday because it is going to be a hot one.
The Tampa Bay area and central Florida area under a heat advisory. The heat index is forecast to get up to 110 degrees from noon through 6 p.m.
With the infamous Florida humidity, it’s not uncommon to see a heat advisory issued for Tampa Bay. The National Weather Service notes that a Heat Advisory typically needs to be issued at least 4-5 times each summer.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. You should:
- Stay hydrated
- Stay inside as much as possible or take frequent breaks
- Wear lightweight, lightly colored clothing
- Take it easy
Be sure to check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
If you think you or someone you know may be experiencing heatstroke, call 911 immediately.
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