Heat advisory issued for western Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon

A heat advisory has been issued for western Pennsylvania on Thursday. The advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.According to the National Weather Service, heat index values up to 102 degrees are expected. The advisory has been issued for portions of southwest and western Pennsylvania, east central Ohio and northern and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.Watch the latest forecast from Pittsburgh’s Action Weather in the video player above. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.Precautionary/preparedness actions from the National Weather Service: 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 911.

A heat advisory has been issued for western Pennsylvania on Thursday. The advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, heat index values up to 102 degrees are expected.

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The advisory has been issued for portions of southwest and western Pennsylvania, east central Ohio and northern and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Watch the latest forecast from Pittsburgh’s Action Weather in the video player above.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions from the National Weather Service:

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 911.