MILLBURN, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Millburn Township through 12:00 pm Sunday. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening. 

According to the NWS, the heat index values are projected in the mid to upper 90s today and up to 108 Sunday and Monday.

The highest heat indices should be in the mid to late afternoon.

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Please note, extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool.

The NWS notes that heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure and that a Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency and in cases of heat stroke call 9-1-1.