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With heat index in triple digits, National Weather Service issues heat advisory Wednesday

Drinking plenty of fluids is crucial in the heat. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)
Drinking plenty of fluids is crucial in the heat. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)

Greater Williamsburg residents will want to stay hydrated and indoors as much as possible Wednesday.

The National Weather Service’s Wakefield office has issued a heat advisory for eastern Virginia from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The NWS warns of a dangerous combination of high temperatures and humidity that can cause heat-related illnesses, such as heatstroke.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for high temperatures in the mid-to-high 90s with heat indexes between 105 and 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity outdoors.  Exercise should be confined to the morning or evening hours.

Those working outside should take frequent breaks in the shade or in air conditioned areas for rest and hydration.

If possible, the NWS recommends staying indoors in air conditioning and checking on friends, family and neighbors.

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