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Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:12am.

WILMINGTON - The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 90s...except lower 90s closer to the coast...and modest relative humidities...except higher closer to the coast...will combine to produce heat indices that surpass 105 degrees during this afternoon. Isolated thunderstorm activity along the sea breeze could provide some temporary relief from the heat. More widespread thunderstorm and shower activity is not expected until late this afternoon and tonight. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. If working or venturing outside this afternoon ...drink plenty of fluids...wear light weight and light colored clothing...take frequent breaks in the shade or a well ventilated area. Check up on the elderly and children on a regular basis...and provide a well ventilated area and available drinking water for pets and livestock. Never leave children or pets unattended in your vehicle for any length of time...as this could prove to be fatal.

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