Western Wisconsin (WQOW) - The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire WQOW News 18 viewing area. The warning remains in effect until 10 P.M. Thursday night.
"Heat indices will range from 100 to 110 degrees and will remain there for several hours at a time," said Meteorologist Nick Grunseth. "Under those conditions, heat exhaustion or heat stroke can occur quickly if one is not properly hydrated, or is exposed to too much heat."
Hot weather is nothing new to western Wisconsin. But the News 18 Forecast Team urges people to not let their guard down.
"Unfortunately, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.," said Grunseth. "It doesn't discriminate. If you're not taking the proper precautions, you could end up in a bad situation quickly."
The forecast team says more seasonable temperatures and comfortable humidity levels are on the way for this weekend. A full, detailed forecast is always available on the WQOW weather page.
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