Heat index values could get near 110 degrees Wednesday


Jeff Neilburg

High temperatures coupled with high humidity could have the heat index flirting with 110 degrees in Delaware on Wednesday.

A heat advisory is in effect up and down the state, and the National Weather Service is urging those who will spend time outside to take extra precautions and "reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening."

Heat index values of up to 108 are expected.

The high temperature in New Castle and Dover for Wednesday is 94 degrees. Temperatures around Georgetown are expected to reach 96. With humidity percentages around 70%, it will feel hotter.

The NWS says to "drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors." Children and pets, the NWS said, should "never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances."

Temperatures have reached 90 degrees every day since Saturday, and that trend is expected to continue for seven of the next eight days beginning Wednesday.

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