After a brief distraction from Hurricane Dorian, the heat is back in central Florida. A heat advisory has been issued for western portions of the area, as temperatures reach upwards of 95 degrees and the humidity makes it feel as bad as 110.
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL 340 AM EDT Thu Sep 5 2019 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TODAY FROM NOON UNTIL 6 PM EDT... .Afternoon temperatures climbing into the lower to mid 90s combined with high humidity levels will result in high heat indices across the region during the afternoon. FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-248-249- 251-255-260-262-265-052200- /O.NEW.KTBW.HT.Y.0007.190905T1600Z-190905T2200Z/ Sumter-Pinellas-Polk-Hardee-Highlands-DeSoto-Coastal Hernando- Coastal Pasco-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee- Coastal Sarasota-Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-Inland Hernando- Inland Pasco-Inland Hillsborough-Inland Manatee-Inland Sarasota- Inland Charlotte-Inland Lee- Including the cities of Wildwood, Lake Panasoffkee, Bushnell, The Villages, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Wauchula, Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs, Sebring, Avon Park, Placid Lakes, Arcadia, Hernando Beach, Bayport, Port Richey, Hudson, Tampa, Apollo Beach, Westchase, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Venice, Sarasota, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Captiva, Sanibel, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Plant City, Sun City Center, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Myakka City, North Port, Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres 340 AM EDT Thu Sep 5 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 92 to 95 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. To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.