MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida. – According to the National Weather Service, the heat warning remains in effect for the entire state of Florida.
The heat index will hover between 106 and 112 degrees over the weekend and possibly early Monday and Tuesday, the NWS weather report said at 11 am.
South Florida heat consultation continues for 19 consecutive days.
Temperatures are expected to reach 96 degrees on Saturday afternoon and thunderstorms are possible, but that won’t be a disruption to the forecast, Local 10 meteorologist Brandon Orr said.
The National Weather Service issues a heat alert when a heat index of 105 degrees or higher is expected for at least two hours.
High temperatures and high humidity can cause heat-related illnesses, according to the NWS.
People are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay indoors with air conditioning, and stay out of the sun if possible.
“Young children and pets should not, under any circumstances, be left unattended in vehicles,” the NWS website says. “Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. If possible, move strenuous activity into the early morning or evening.
People who are overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool and shady place. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911.
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