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Weather service issues heat advisory in Yakima, Kittitas Valleys

Weather service issues heat advisory in Yakima, Kittitas Valleys

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - A heat advisory is issued in Yakima and Kittitas Valleys due to rising temperatures.

According to National Weather Service (NWS) leaders, temperatures as high as 105 degrees could affect the cities of Ellensburg, Thorp, Naches, Sunnyside, Toppenish and Yakima through 8 p.m., August 10.

The combination of hot afternoon temperatures and warm overnight temperatures will combine to create weather in which heat illnesses, such as heat stroke, are possible.

NWS officials ask that you drink plenty of water, spend time in air conditioned areas and stay out of the sun for prolonged periods.

Leaders are also encouraging people to check up on relatives and neighbors in case of heat-related emergencies.

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