Freeze some ice packs, buy a spare fan, and get that rickety old AC unit serviced now—serious heat is on its way to the region later this week.
If forecasts from meteorologist Ross Ellet of 13 ABC in Toledo are accurate, central Ohio could be in for a scorching 111-degree day sometime between Thursday and Saturday. Note that this figure reflects the heat index, or the temperature it “feels like.”
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While our own NBC4’s forecast shows a slightly more conservative estimate, the projected heat index for Friday is still in the triple-digits at 107 degrees.
Extreme heat can be dangerous and even life-threatening, especially for the elderly and the very young. Be sure to check on vulnerable neighbors who may be without air conditioning during this summer heat wave, and keep your pets indoors and well-hydrated.