Weather service issues heat advisory for Wednesday

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Forecast temperatures in the lower-90s combined with high humidity will force heat index readings up to 100 degrees on Wednesday./NWS Forecast temperatures in the lower-90s combined with high humidity will force heat index readings up to 100 degrees on Wednesday./NWS Forecast temperatures in the lower 90s combined with high humidity are expected to force heat index readings up to 100 degrees Wednesday.

As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a heat index advisory for Wednesday for most of central New Jersey.

The hottest conditions are predicted to occur in the afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Hot temperatures expected

The heat advisory means hot temperatures are expected and will create a condition that fosters heat-related illnesses.

“Drink plenty of fluids,” the Weather Service said. “Stay in an air-conditioned room. Stay out of the sun. Check up on relatives and neighbors.”

Those who must work outside should take plenty of rest breaks in air-conditioned environments, the Weather Service said. Any one who is overcome by the heat should be moved to a shaded location or indoors immediately.

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