Marshall County Emergency Management Director Jack Garner is warning citizens of the extreme temperatures expected later this week.   

The National Weather Service is forecasting well above-normal temperatures later this week. High temperatures are currently predicted to reach the upper 80s through Wednesday before low-to-mid 90s move in Thursday and Friday. Heat indexes, “feels like” temperatures, will push 100 degrees for several days beginning Wednesday.

There are also slight chances for thunderstorms throughout the week, some of which could be strong to severe. Stay tuned to professional forecasters and Marshall County EMA’s social media for updated information.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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.