A heat advisory is in effect for the area for at least today and tomorrow.High temperatures expected near 104 degrees with the head index (which is the combination of the temperature and the humidity) around 107 degrees this afternoon.

This increases the risk of heat related illnesses. Be sure and take plenty of breaks, get into the shade or air conditioning as much as possible when working outdoors. Wear light loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of non-alcoholic drinks, especially water to keep hydrated.

Make sure your pets have shade and plenty of water and check on the elderly and others who may have medical conditions or if their homes are not properly cooled.