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Heat advisory issued for Whatcom County lowlands

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Forecasters with the Seattle office of the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory today, Tuesday, August 23rd, that will be in effect between noon tomorrow, and 11:59pm Thursday.

According to the advisory, which covers areas from western Whatcom County to the southwest Washington interior, high temperatures are expected in the mid 80s to low 90s. This will pose a moderate to high risk of heat-related illness.

Overnight temperatures are expected around 60°F.

The advisory warns these “Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.”

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. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. National Weather Service heat advisory (August 23, 2022)

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