Heat alert for today
The National Weather Service has issued a heat alert for this afternoon, predicting a three-day heat wave would continue. The high is expected to be in the upper 90s. Add in humidity and the "feels like'' heat index could reach 110, the service said.
Temperatures hit 96 degrees in Tampa on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, either tying or breaking records for those dates. Alerts are issued when the heat index is expected to be 105 or higher for three hours during the day.
How can you stay cool?
The weather service advises people to stay hydrated and limit strenuous activities, or at least do them early or late in the day. Don't get too much sun. And take advantage of all the air conditioning you can find. Get the latest news at tampabay.com.