A heat advisory is in effect from noon today until 8 p.m. Monday, with the heat index expected to hit around 100 degrees for the area, the National Weather Service reported.

The agency said temperatures as high as 88 degrees locally and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

The NWS advised that people “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.”

It added that people who work outside should take extra precautions and, when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. 

Additionally, it suggested that people wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible, reduce risk during outdoor work, and the 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.

If someone is overcome by heatstroke, call 911.

Photo: Smith Point County Park on July 14, 2020