FLORIDA PANHANDLE - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for the entire Florida Panhandle, effective Tuesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


FLORIDA PANHANDLE - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for the entire Florida Panhandle, effective Tuesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Temperatures are expected to range from 95 to 99 degrees. The maximum heat index is expected to range from 109 to 112 degrees, with the highest numbers seen along the coast.



The NWS warns the heat index values could create heat illness and advises the public take the following precautionary actions:



Drink plenty of fluids



         Stay in an air conditioned environment if possible



         Remain out of the sun



         Check on relatives and neighbors who may be sensitive to heat related illnesses



A heat advisory is issued when the combination of hot temperatures and high humidities create indices of 109 to 112 degrees. High heat index values can create dangerously hot conditions in which individuals may become critically exhausted if outdoors. Anyone overcome by heart should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, and 911 should be called.