August, 2021 – Washington County, WI – The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of east central, south central and southeast Wisconsin.
In addition, there is a strong potential for severe weather later on today and tonight. Keep an eye on the sky.
From the National Weather Service:
A potentially significant severe weather event may develop later this afternoon into this evening. Storms that develop will rapidly become severe as they shift east to southeast across the area during this period. Significant wind gusts in excess of 70 MPH are possible, along with large hail to golfball size or larger, and a tornado or two. Stay weather aware during this period.
Sauk-Columbia-Dodge-Washington-Dane-Jefferson-Waukesha-Milwaukee- Walworth-Racine-Kenosha- Including the cities of Baraboo, Reedsburg, Prairie Du Sac, Sauk City, Portage, Columbus, Lake Wisconsin, Lodi, Beaver Dam, Waupun, Mayville, West Bend, Germantown, Hartford, Madison, Watertown, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Menomonee Falls, Muskego, Milwaukee, Whitewater, Delavan, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, East Troy, Racine, and Kenosha 304 AM CDT Tue Aug 10 2021 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values of 100 to 105 degrees are expected. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southeast Wisconsin. * WHEN...From noon to 7 PM CDT Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.