Hoke County and much of central North Carolina will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m.-7p.m. Thursday due to excessive heat.
From the National Weather Service in Raleigh:
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values mainly between 105 to 109 expected. * WHERE...Sandhills, eastern Piedmont, and Coastal Plain of central North Carolina. * WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 7 PM EDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Unseasonably hot and humid conditions may cause heat illnesses. 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.