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Be Prepared for Heat Wave

In anticipation of excessive heat in Raleigh, the National Weather Service provides tips on how to stay safe.

The sun over NC State's campus

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning for excessive heat in Raleigh through Sunday, July 28.

Heat advisories are in effect for Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19. According to the NWS, a heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected across the region. High temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

The NWS also has issued an excessive heat watch for Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28. This means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures is possible. Extreme temperatures and high humidity could result in heat illnesses.

During both conditions, the NWS awareness and safety guidelines advise people in affected areas to drink plenty of fluids; stay in air-conditioned spaces; keep out of the sun; and check on relatives, neighbors and pets frequently.

For the latest information, check out NWS advisories and up-to-date weather conditions for campus. The campuswide emergency notification system, WolfAlert, is now available to faculty, staff, students and visitors through the On Campus app.