The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for several of the western counties of the Attractions area on Wednesday, including Polk County (home to Legoland) and Hillsborough County (home to Busch Gardens). The Heat Index, or “feels like” temperature, will be as high as 110 degrees. Orange County (home to Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld) is just outside the advisory area, but will still have Heat Index values well over 100 degrees Wednesday. The advisory goes into effect at noon and lasts until 6:00 PM.
Here’s a map of the expected Heat Index temperatures in the area at 2PM:
Here’s the full text of the advisory, with some important preparedness information. It’s a day to be wary of the heat.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL 405 AM EDT Wed Jun 26 2019 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this evening. * TEMPERATURE...High temperatures in the 96 to 99 degree range with heat indices of 108 to 110 degrees. * IMPACTS...The high heat index values could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke for those outdoors. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.