MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Local authorities are advising residents of a Heat Advisory in effect until 07:00 p.m. this evening for Middlesex County.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Monday heat advisory for all of Middlesex County unitl 7:00 p.m.
According to NWS, heat index values up to 100 are expected to peak between about 1 PM and 5 PM with temperatures in the lower 90s.
The heat and humidity could cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure, said weather officials. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
The National Weather Service is reminding people to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location, said officials. Heat stroke is an emergency, and individuals exhibiting signs and symptoms should call 911.