Weather forecasters have predicted a hot, hot, hot and humid Memorial Day with temperatures expected to reach the 90 degree mark.
An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for central and south western New Jersey through Tuesday.
The warning remains in effect from noon today to 7p.m. EDT Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The heat index will reach the lower 90s due to temperatures around 90 degrees.
The combination of hot temperaures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illlnesses are likely.
The National Weather Serve has offered the following tips:
- DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS
- STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM
- STAY OUT OF THE SUN
- CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS
- KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
- WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE
- DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
- ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 9 1 1.