The National Weather has issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Excessive heat is forecast to continue through Sunday, July 21.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Extreme heat can pose a challenge to the body’s temperature control system. If the body does not cool properly, there is potential for heat-related illness. Heat-related illness can take different forms, ranging from general fatigue to muscular cramping to life-threatening heat stroke. Those especially at risk during extremely hot weather are very young children, the elderly, people with chronic medical conditions, and those taking certain medications.
For more information on precautions to take during extreme heat, cooling stations and other resources, please visit www.chesco.org/codered.