Event extended (both time and area). Heat Advisory from 8/26/2021 12:00 PM to 8/27/2021 8:00 PM EDT for Southern PA. More information.
Interactive NWS Alert
Radar valid at 800 pm EDT, Aug 27th 2021
Including the cities of West Chester and Kennett Square
316 AM EDT Thu Aug 26 2021
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Heat index values around 100 expected.
* WHERE...Eastern Chester.
* WHEN...From noon today to 8 PM EDT Friday.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
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.
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