The Phoenix National Weather Service said Arizona residents should expect drier conditions and warmer temperatures by the end of the week.
There is a slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms over the high desert terrain east of Phoenix on Tuesday. Dry air conditions are expected to begin on Wednesday, which “closes almost any chance of rain in the region.”
“A satellite visible this morning shows scattered clouds in southern Arizona,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. Tweeter tuesday. “We even have a few light showers moving north in the Phoenix area, but don’t expect much more than a splash.”
High pressure over the southeastern United States will begin to move west into Arizona and other western areas this week. By Friday, above normal temperatures will return to the valley, with the weekend temperature forecast expected to reach highs of 110-113 degrees in low desert terrain.
“Although far from record highs, there is a greater than 50% chance that lower desert communities will reach 110 degrees by the end of the week,” the National Weather Service in Phoenix said in a statement. Tweeter tuesday. “Make your outdoor plans accordingly.”
The warming trend will pose a moderate heat hazard to the valley throughout the week.
The National Weather Service in Phoenix advises people to follow these “simple rules” to stay healthy during the summer and avoid the risk of heat:
- Drink water. Even people who are mostly indoors all day should drink at least 2 liters of water a day. People who spend time outdoors should drink 1-2 liters per hour when outdoors. People who do strenuous activities outdoors should be careful because your body can lose up to 4 liters of water per hour during strenuous activity. You should carry water with you and drink it even if you are not thirsty. Stay away from heat and avoid alcohol, which dehydrates the body. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed by a doctor.
- Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors reflect some of the solar energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or use an umbrella. Always apply sunscreen to exposed skin.
- Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid protein-rich foods that increase metabolic heat.
- Monitor high-risk people. Check your friends, family and neighbors for signs of heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Infants and young children, of course, need to be monitored much more frequently.
- To slow down. Avoid strenuous activities. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.
- Stay indoors when possible.
- Take regular breaks when exercising in hot weather. Take the time to find a cool place. If you recognize that you or someone else is showing symptoms of heat-related illness, stop the activity and find a cool place. Remember, have fun, but stay cool!
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