A heat advisory will preside over the western Kentucky, including Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties, until 8 p.m. Thursday as temperatures could reach over 105.
The advisory was issued by the National Weather Service, who says that temperatures in the mid-90’s will combine with humidity to create heat indexes that could potentially hit temperatures of 111. This will lead to an increased risk of heat related stress or illness, and Hopkinsville Fire Department Captain Michael Pendleton says if you have to be outside, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks.
People are encouraged to keep an eye on the elderly, the very young and those without air conditioning, as they are more susceptible to heat illnesses. Never leave a pet or child unattended in a vehicle, as temperatures inside can reach fatal levels in a matter of minutes.
The weather service urges people to take extra care over the next couple of days, as little relief from the heat will be provided by shade or at night. Be sure that all outdoors pets have constant access to fresh water and have some type of shade besides a dog house.