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Excessive Heat Watch issued for Northeast Ohio as heat indices could reach as high as 112 degrees

Posted at 6:41 AM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 15:49:53-04

CLEVELAND — Hot and humid temperatures have prompted the National Weather Service to issue an Excessive Heat Watch for Northeast Ohio.

The Heat Watch, which is issued when a prolonged period of hot weather is expected, is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening for the following counties:

  • Ashland
  • Crawford
  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie
  • Hancock
  • Holmes
  • Huron
  • Knox
  • Lorain
  • Lucas
  • Marion
  • Medina
  • Morrow
  • Ottawa
  • Richland
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Wayne
  • Wood
  • Wyandot

The Heat Watch also includes the cities of Akron, Ashland, Bowling Green, Bucyrus, Canton, Cleveland, Findlay, Fremont, Lorain, Mansfield, Marion, Medina, Mount Gilead, Millersburg, Norwalk, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Tiffin, Toledo, Upper, Sandusky, and Wooster.


Heat indices ranging from 105 to as high as 112 degrees will be possible both Friday and Saturday afternoons.

The impacts

Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some people, especially those who work outside for prolonged periods of times.

The interior of cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave pets, children or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles.

Tips on how to stay cool

With the warning in place, the Lorain County Public Health Department has given a few tips on how to stay cool.

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