Summer weather has officially arrived.
The National Weather Service out of Pendleton has issued a heat advisory for the region today.
High temperatures are expected to reach 100-105 from noon to 9 p.m. today in the Lower Columbia Basin.
The daytime temperatures in tandem with warm lows tonight – mid and upper 60s – will prompt a high heat risk for those who are heat sensitive and without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. 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 re-schedule 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.