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Heat advisory issued for Greater Williamsburg Wednesday

The National Weather Service is advising residents to stay hydrated Wednesday. (WYDaily/Courtesy MaxPixel)
The National Weather Service is advising residents to stay hydrated Wednesday. (WYDaily/File photo)

The National Weather Service wants you to stay inside Wednesday.

The NWS Wakefield regional office has issued a heat advisory for Greater Williamsburg and surrounding areas Wednesday.

With a high temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit and high humidity, the heat index is expected to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prolonged exposure to such temperatures can cause heat-related illness, and the NWS recommends residents stay indoors, drink plenty of water and check on neighbors and relatives.

Those who work outside should take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Frequent rest breaks in the shade and air conditioning can prevent heat stroke.

The advisory goes into effect at noon Wednesday and will last until 7 p.m.

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