Free-roaming dogs at Copper Sky on a warm day. An excessive-heat watch will be in place Sunday. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

This weekend’s weather comes with an excessive-heat watch, according to the National Weather Service.

An excessive-heat watch means a period of very hot temperatures, even by local standards, may occur. Actions should be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat.

Today’s high is expected to be around 97 degrees F. Tonight will be clear with a low around 63.

Friday, the projected high is 99 under sunny skies. The overnight low will be around 63.

Saturday, skies will remain clear as temperatures hit triple digits. The high is expected to be 102, while the overnight low is at 66.

Sunday morning, the heat watch kicks in continues throughout the sunny day. The high is forecast to be 104 with only light breezes of 5-10 mph. The nighttime low will be around 66 under partly cloudy skies.

Next week is expected to have daily high temperatures over 100.

The weekend heat watch could turn into a full warning. Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary or caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat – lightweight and light-colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small children. Check in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly.

If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.


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