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Heat, Air Quality advisories issued for much of Northeast Ohio Wednesday

Heat Index values of up to 110 degrees are expected.
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Posted at 7:41 AM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 05:49:43-04

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Northeast Ohio Wednesday due to expected hot temperatures and high humidity. Air Quality advisories have also been issued for many counties in the area.

The heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron, Holmes, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

Heat Index values of up to 110 degrees are expected.

The NWS says hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illness to occur.

Be prepared:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in air-conditioned rooms
  • Check on relatives and neighborhoods
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing

"Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911," the NWS said.

RELATED: ODH urges Ohioans to take these steps to avoid heat related illness

Air Quality Advisory

An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for the following counties for Wednesday:

  • Ashtabula County.
  • Cuyahoga County.
  • Geauga County.
  • Lake County.
  • Lorain County.
  • Medina County.
  • Portage County.
  • Summit County.

Children, the elderly and those who have difficulty breathing should monitor their outdoor activities.

Several area cities, including Cleveland, Akron and Canton, have announced cooling centers will be open Wednesday due to the extreme heat.

RELATED: Cleveland, Akron, Canton opening up cooling centers due to high temperatures expected Wednesday

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