Heat advisory in effect for parts of SWFL

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FORT MYERS, Fla. A heat advisory is in effect Thursday for parts of Southwest Florida as heat indices soar past 110 degrees.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Collier and Hendry counties, meaning conditions are in place to make heat-related illnesses possible. The advisory runs until 7 p.m.

Temperatures will reach 94 degrees, and high humidity will make it feel even hotter, WINK Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell said.

“The heat is on for at least two days,” Farrell said.

More heat and humidity is on the way for Friday, but most of the area will remain dry.

“Right now, it looks like the coastline stays pretty dry, and the better chance for some clouds and some isolated rain areas and storms will be inland during the afternoon,” Farrell said.

Anyone spending time outside is urged to take extra precautions to deal with the heat. Reschedule strenuous activities, wear light-weight and loose-fitting clothes, and drink plenty of water, the weather service advises.

View an hourly forecast here.


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