Western Wisconsin (WQOW) - Temperatures will rise into the lower 90s Tuesday afternoon in western Wisconsin, and with the high humidity, it will feel much warmer. Heat index values near 100 degrees are possible in some locations this afternoon.
"The biggest point I want to emphasize is 'never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles,'" said News 18 Daybreak Meteorologist Nick Grunseth. "Also, keep an eye out for those easily susceptible to the heat, particularly the elderly and young children."
According to the National Weather Service, heat is the number one weather-related killer, followed by flash flooding, lightning, and tornadoes. A ten year average from 1994 to 2003 states 237 people die each year in the U.S. because of heat, compared to 84 for flash flooding.
The forecast team says the heat will last one day. After a cold front passes early tomorrow, the humidity and temperatures will decrease.
Weather information is always available, around the clock, on our WQOW Weather Page.
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