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Get ready...A heat wave is coming this weekend, but what does that mean?

Posted: 11:37 AM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-26 16:22:47Z

Grab your sunglasses and be prepared to jump in the nearest pool because it's going to finally feel like summer in Cleveland this weekend.

Towards the end of the week, we head into a heat wave with temperatures skyrocketing into the 90s.

So what is a heat wave exactly?

While there is no universal criteria for what constitutes as a heat wave, it's typically a stretch of extremely hot weather above an average high.

The heat wave begins on Saturday and will go through the weekend into Monday.

The American Red Cross provided these safety tips to stay safe during a heat wave:

  • Never leave pets alone outside
  • Eat small meals and eat more often while staying hydrated even though you may not feel thirsty
  • Take frequent breaks if you work outdoors
  • Check on family and friends who don't have air conditioning

If you want to complain about the heat, just remember the miserable days of snow and cold temperatures that will be creeping up on Northeast Ohio in six months.