Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water

THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT

Temperatures upvalley could be substantially hotter.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a risky situation in which heat illness is likely.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.

The heat is expected to gradually subside late next week. Overnight lows mainly in the 70s into Monday then mid 60s to mid 70s through mid week.

A heat advisory means people can be affected by the warmer weather if precautions are not taken. Heat stress possible for livestock with limited relief from the heat overnight.

Here is something good to know today when Heat Index values are expected to range from 105-109 across much of the area. Employers need to ensure workers are drinking plenty of water and taking breaks in the shade as temperatures rise, the state agency says.

"If there's any cooling, it will be very slight", Pi said.

Special attention must be given to new employees who have not been acclimatized to working under hot conditions, as they are particularly vulnerable to heat illness, CalOSHA says.

"The very high temperatures could create a unsafe situation in which heat related illnesses are possible", the advisory read. Starting Friday, both were expecting seven straight days of 100-degree weather.

"With high temperatures expected ... county health officials are reminding the public to ... pay extra attention to children, elderly and pets", county spokesman Tom Christensen said.

Procedures include effective monitoring of all workers through methods such as a mandatory buddy system for workers or regular communication with workers who work alone. The temperature was 128 degrees.

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