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Heat Advisory: Wednesday Could Feel Like 105 Degrees

Forecast calls for Wednesday's weather to feel like 100 degrees or more.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Manassas Park on Wednesday.

Manassas Park and Northern Virginia can expect heat index values of around 105 degrees Wednesday. The advisory is set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 

What's a heat advisory?

"A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected,said an NWS alert. "The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors."

Do you know the signs of heat exhaustion?

They include:

  • Complaints of light headedness/dizziness
  • Altered mental status/ “clouded judgment”
  • Rapid pulse
  • Extreme or limited amounts of sweating

NWS offers the following tips for staying cool:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening
  • Wear light-weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
  • If you must work outdoors, schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.

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