RED BANK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook that includes Red Bank, New Jersey. A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. this evening and a flash flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. this afternoon through late tonight.
Additionally, an Air Quality Alert is in effect until 10 p.m. this evening. An Air Quality Advisory means that air quality within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.
The heat and humidity may cause heat street during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Heat Index values near 100 are possible today and Thursday, and from 100 to 105 on Friday through Sunday with highest Heat Index values on Saturday.
High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 600 people die from extreme heat every year.
To learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to read their guide, "Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!"
Borough of Red Bank emergency management, public safety and law enforcement personnel are monitoring the situation and departments are taking necessary precautions to prepare and respond.
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