Western Wisconsin (WQOW) - It will be dangerously hot in parts of western Wisconsin today with heat indices above 100 degrees.
"Actual temperatures will rise into the lower 90s this afternoon, but the humidity will sharply increase too," said Meteorologist Nick Grunseth. "The combination of the heat and added moisture will make it feel much warmer outside to people and animals."
Grunseth says the hottest areas will be west and south of Eau Claire. A Heat Advisory is in effect for part of the area from 1 PM to 8 PM. Heat indices between 95 and 105 degrees are likely in the Chippewa Valley.
"Obviously, try to stay in a cool location and drink lots of water," said Grunseth. "But one thing that's always worth repeating is 'never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle,' even for a couple of minutes. The temperature inside a vehicle can increase several degrees in just a short time."
The News 18 Forecast Team says today will be the hottest day. Temperatures will be near 90 Thursday and Friday, but the humidity will be less compared to Wednesday.
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