Heat advisory issued for St. Lawrence County with heat index values of 97 expected today
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:50 am

A heat advisory is in effect for St. Lawrence County today from 2 until 8 p.m. with a heat index of 97 degrees expected today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The high today will be near 91 with hear index values as high as 97, forecasters say. There is a 20 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m.

The overnight low will be around 72 with a 30 percent chance of rain after 8 p.m., NWS says.

Tuesday will see a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 82, the service says.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors, especially older adults who might live alone, to ensure

they are able to stay cool.

The forecast through Sunday is as follows:

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light and variable wind.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light and variable wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.