PISCATAWAY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning from noon Friday until 10 p.m. Sunday for Piscataway and the surrounding Central Jersey area.
“An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur,” said officials with NWS.
“The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely,” they continued.
“The most dangerous of the heat and humidity will occur from mid afternoon into the early evening each day. However, overnight minimum temperatures will only drop into the mid to upper 70s, providing little relief from daytime heat.”
Piscataway residents are advised to stay hydrated, limit outdoor activity and check on any neighbors in need. It is also critical that children or pets are not left unattended in vehicles for any period 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, call 9 1 1.