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It will feel like it’s over 100 degrees – NBC 6 South Florida

It will feel like it’s over 100 degrees – NBC 6 South Florida

It will feel like it’s over 100 degrees – NBC 6 South Florida

Heat warnings were still in effect for all of South Florida on Friday, as wind chills will remain above 100 degrees for at least the next two to three days.

The region began Friday with temperatures predominantly in the 80s, with wind chills already reaching the 90s.

Those numbers will increase later in the day. Highs are expected to be between 90 and 95 degrees, with wind chills as high as 110 degrees.

These heat warnings may continue throughout the weekend, but there is good news for beachgoers and boaters.

Conditions on the water appear excellent. There are calm conditions in Biscayne Bay with seas less than 2 feet and the risk of rip currents is low. However, the risk is never zero. Remember that to escape a rip current, you must relax and swim parallel to the shore until it breaks free from your control. Don’t try to fight it, as that will drain your energy.

Stay safe, swim near lifeguards, read warning flags and stay hydrated.

Rain chances remain very low near the coast, with only a 30-40% chance of showers and thunderstorms inland. Sunday may see a slight rebound, but it looks like the ideal spot is the beach.

Tips for coping with the heat

There’s heat and then there are heat warnings.

The Red Cross and the National Weather Service (NWS) have a series of recommendations for coping with days with high temperatures and avoiding health problems.

  • The general basic recommendation is to stay hydrated, wear light clothing and protect yourself from the sun if you are going to do outdoor activities.
  • One of the first warnings is related to vehicles, as the heat inside a car can be deadly. “Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The temperature inside the vehicle can quickly reach 120 degrees,” warns the Red Cross.
  • It is also recommended to avoid excessive consumption of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, seek relief from the heat during the hottest hours of the day in places like libraries, theaters, and shopping malls.
  • It is also advisable to avoid sudden changes in temperature and avoid exercising outdoors during the hottest hours of the day.
  • If you work outdoors, take frequent breaks and check on pets frequently to make sure they are not suffering from the heat. Make sure they have plenty of fresh water and shade.