EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…DANGEROUSLY HOT CONDITIONS WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 110 DEGREES POSSIBLE.

* WHERE…THE URBAN CORRIDOR FROM WILMINGTON TO PHILADELPHIA TO TRENTON.

* WHEN…FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE MOST DANGEROUS HEAT LOOKS TO OCCUR ON MONDAY.

* IMPACTS…EXTREME HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE WORKING OR PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…THE EXACT TEMPERATURES AND HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL DEPEND ON THE AMOUNT OF CLOUD COVER AND COVERAGE OF THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION. BE PREPARED TO DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR- CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

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