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Millions warned about excessive heat on Father’s Day weekend

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  • The excessive heat will intensify this Father’s Day weekend.
  • They warn millions of inhabitants about extreme temperatures.
  • An excessive heat alert will remain active from Saturday afternoon.

Take the necessary precautions. The grill won’t be the only thing hot this Father’s Day weekend, as excessive heat and scorching humidity will hit nearly 45 million Americans, according to a weather report from Fox Weather published on Friday June 17.

This week nearly 100 temperature records have already been broken, some more than a century old, and more records are expected this weekend, as the heat dome forming over the center of the country stretches from the south to the Gulf coast.

Excessive heat will hit millions during Father’s Day weekendExcessive heat will hit millions during the Father's Day weekend

Heat records were also possible in the Southeast and along the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday, where daytime highs were forecast to range from the mid-90s to 100s F. Combined with dew points as high in the 70s in parts of the Southeast, humid heat indexes, or temperatures that are felt, would soar as high as 110 degrees.

The Fox Weather report indicated that by Saturday, triple-digit high temperatures will be concentrated on the Gulf Coast and in the northern and central plains of the United States, where daytime highs will range between 20 and 30 degrees above average, according to the National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Precautions you should take

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Fox Weather explained that extreme heat and humidity significantly increases the potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities, so consider that the best time to be outside would be at early in the morning or late in the afternoon. If you have to go outside during the day, you should wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and drink plenty of water.

They also urge you to inspect the car well before locking it to make sure no children or pets have been left inside. The temperatures inside a closed vehicle with the windows rolled up can be deadly. Although fewer than 1,000 children have died of heatstroke after being left in the car in the past 20 years, medical experts say these deaths are entirely preventable, the Fox Weather report said.

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