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Wisconsin Braces for Heat Wave, 20 Counties Under Heat Advisory

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for 20 southern Wisconsin counties including; Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Iowa, Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Lafayette, Green, Rock, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha.

Your Weather Authorities Meteorologist Chad Franzen forecasts highs around 90 on Wednesday and 89 on Thursday in northcentral Wisconsin . Overnight lows will be in the high 60s.

Portions of southern Wisconsin could experience highs over 100 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

When temperatures heat up it’s important to keep yourself safe. Heat stroke occurs when the body can’t cool itself adequately. When heat stroke occurs, the body’s temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.

Symptoms of heat stoke include:

Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
Hallucinations
Chills
Throbbing headache
High body temperature
Confusion/dizziness
Slurred speech

If you or someone you are with experiences these symptoms call 911 immediately.


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