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Excessive Heat Warning for Desert Communities


Last updated 7/2/2015 at 11:40am

An excessive heat warning has been issued for parts of Riverside and Imperial counties according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures above 110 degrees are expected this week for areas like Calexico, El Centro, Glamis, Imperial and the Salton Sea. This could lead to a possibility of thunderstorms for the weekend.

The warning has been issued for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. where the risk of heat-related illness is greater for those working outdoors, camping, hiking or living without air conditioning.

Symptoms include a headache, muscle cramps and nausea. Residents should drink more water than usual, wear light-colored clothing and take frequent rest breaks in the shade or air conditioning. NWS officials advise residents to never leave children or pets in unattended cars under these conditions.

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