(Heat Watch upgraded)….It is now a Heat Warning.

The National Weather Service made the change Friday morning. The Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from Friday until Monday evening. The Weather Service says temperatures will range from 109 to 118 degrees until the end of the Warning period. It is strongly suggested you know where the Cool Centers are located in your area. A list of Cool Centers can be found on the Public Health, IID and County websites. If you can, stay indoors and seek air conditioned buildings, drink plenty of water, avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary or caffeinated drinks, dress for heat, light weight and light colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. And monitor those with a higher vulnerability to the heat, including small children and the elderly. Keep in touch with friends and family. If you work outdoors, take frequent and longer breaks and avoid the hottest part of the day. Never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.