An excessive heat watch will be in effect for the Local 6 area Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21.

Daily high temperatures will be in the mid 90’s with the heat index between 105-110° each afternoon.

WPSD Meteorologist Trent Okerson says this will be the most miserable stretch of heat and humidity so far this summer.

With the high heat there is an increased risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

The American Red Cross has a guide on what to do before and during a heat wave in order to keep you and your family safe. You can read more on that by clicking here.

You can also use the checklist below for heat wave safety information.

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