The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Athens County from 12:00 PM, Friday 7/19/19 until 8:00 PM, Saturday, 7/20/19.
- HEAT INDEX VALUES – Near or above 105 due to temperatures in the mid-90s, and dewpoints in the mid-70s.
- TIMING – 12:00 PM, Friday until 8:00 PM, Saturday.
- IMPACTS – Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.