It may be summer, but this year has been an unusually dry and hot one — and that's not about to change any time soon.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory starting at noon Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday throughout Waukesha County, meaning Sussex is under watch.
Temperatures are expected to peak between 98 and 102 degrees, with heat indices between 100 and 108 degrees, according to the weather service. Monday night is expected to be "muggy."
The National Weather Service says the heat can be especially dangerous for young and elderly people, and those with health problems as well as pets. Buckling and cracking of road ways is also possible.
A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CAUSE HEAT INDEX READINGS TO REACH 100 OR HIGHER DURING THE DAY. UNDER THESE CONDITIONS...HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
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