The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Berks County until 8pm Wednesday. Daytime heat index values between 100 to 104 expected.
Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat stress or illness. 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 reschedule 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. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Overnight Tuesday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.