Weather Alerts for Henderson, IL

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
HENDERSON, IL

Areas Affected:
Hancock - Henderson - Mercer - Rock Island
Effective: Tue 10:30 am Updated: Tue 2:30 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue 7:00 pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HOT AND MUGGY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...
.THE HOTTEST WEATHER OF THE SEASON SO FAR IS EXPECTED OVER THE
REGION THIS AFTERNOON. VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL
RESULT IN HEAT INDEX READINGS REACHING A RANGE OF 100 TO AROUND
105 DURING THE AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING HOURS. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH
THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BRINGING RELIEF IN THE
FORM OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND THEN COOLER AND LESS HUMID
CONDITIONS FOR TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
* TIMING...AROUND NOON THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...100 TO AROUND 105 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE
UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN THE 70S.

Information:
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED. THIS COMBINATION WILL LEAD TO POSSIBLE
HEAT ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-
CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK ON RELATIVES
AND NEIGHBORS...ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY.
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 LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
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.