An excessive heat warning has been issued for Franklin county this evening and will continue until 6am Friday.
Today's high was 93 with a heat index of 102. Not nearly as warm as I was expecting. There just seems to be too much moisture in the air as the dew point topped out at 76 this afternoon.
The orange areas are under a heat advisory, the purple areas are under an excessive heat warning.
From the NWS in Wilmington, Ohio...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDTFRIDAY...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE MID TO UPPER 90S WEDNESDAYAND THURSDAY. THIS WILL COMBINE WITH HIGH HUMIDITIES TO PRODUCEHEAT INDICES IN THE 105 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE BOTH AFTERNOONS.AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN HIGH HUMIDITIES AREEXPECTED TO COMBINE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE ITIS 105 DEGREES OR GREATER. PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA AREADVISED TO AVOID PROLONGED WORK IN SUN...OR IN POORLY VENTILATEDAREAS. ALSO...KEEP PLENTY OF LIQUIDS ON HAND AND TRY TO STAY INAN AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT. CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLEWITH CHRONIC AILMENTS ARE USUALLY THE FIRST TO SUFFER FROM THEHEAT. HEAT EXHAUSTION...CRAMPS...OR IN EXTREME CASES HEAT STROKECAN RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE CONDITIONS. FRIENDS... RELATIVES...OR NEIGHBORS SHOULD CHECK ON PEOPLE WHO MAY BE ATRISK.