Severe heat and humidity today leads to weather warnings

It is going to be a hot and humid day today with weather that will feel like 110 degrees in some places.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a heat advisory for parts of our area, saying hot temperatures in the mid 90s will combine with high humidity to bring heat indexes of 105 to 110 degrees. Heat related illnesses may happen quickly for people and pets with prolonged outdoor exposure.

The agency says you should drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of the sun. If you have to be outside, be sure to take extra precautions and wear lightweight and loose fitting clothes.

Possible thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could bring the temperatures down. Most of Indiana is under a slight risk of severe weather, with damaging winds, large hail, lightning, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes possible.

The heat advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. this afternoon to 8 p.m. this evening for an area including Brown and Jackson counties.