Heat Advisory in Effect

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon today (Monday) to 10 PM Tuesday. The advisory specifically names Shelton as one of the locations affected.

Forecasters say highs will be in the 90s with overnight lows mainly in the 60s. Daytime temperatures will peak between 3 PM and 5 PM. Tuesday will be the warmest day of this hot spell.

Along with the hot temperatures, smoke from Eastern Washington wildfires is expected to make its way into Western Washington.

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.

The elderly, people without access to air conditioning or fans, and anyone engaged in prolonged outdoor activities will be vulnerable to the heat.

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.