FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It's going to be another hot weekend across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Heat index values are going to rise into the mid-90s and low 100s throughout the entire weekend.
The heat index values tell us how hot it feels when the relative humidity is factored into the air temperature.
Here are some important heat safety tips you may need for the weekend.
The easiest things you can do to stay comfortable in the heat are to stay hydrated and wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
This helps you by regulating your body temperature, so you don't suffer from a heat-related illness.
Another simple thing you can do to stay safe is to try to stay in air conditioning as much as possible, especially during the peak heating hours of the day.
That's between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you must be outside, wear plenty of sunscreen and take regular breaks.
OSHA recommends that if you work one hour outside, you should take a 15-minute break.
Try to limit strenuous activities, like running or mowing the yard, to the morning or evening.
Don't forget about your children or pets.
Don't leave children or pets inside cars over the weekend, because it will feel like it's at least 100 degrees inside in a matter of minutes.
If it's too hot for you to be outside for an extended period of time, it's too hot for them too.
Before you take your pet on a walk, test the pavement with your hand to see if it is too hot.
If it feels too hot for you, your pets could burn their pas by walking on it.
Check-in on your family and friends to make sure they are staying safe in the heat
For more forecast information, head over to our weather page.