LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A very warm and muggy air-mass can be expected today through the weekend. The combination of very warm temperatures and high humidity will produce heat indices across the valley in the middle 90s to near 100 degrees today, upper 90s to near 103 degrees Saturday, and 90s for Sunday.

The heat and muggy conditions will result in an increased risk for heat related illnesses, especially during the afternoon hours.  Take necessary precautions and preparedness actions. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Besides, the heat scattered mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms can be expected. Strong gusty winds, heavy rains, and frequent lightning can be expected with the stronger storms. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/19/2019-6AM)