ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 p.m. Friday for Auglaize County and the surrounding region.
According to the advisory, the heat index is expected to climb to 102 today as a result of temperatures in the 90s coupled with dew points in the low 70s. The heat index also is expected to surpass 100 on Friday.
Risks of heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses are possible, especially for those who work outdoors for extended periods of time.
Those who must be outdoors should drink plenty of water and wear loose-fitting clothing if possible.