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Heat Advisory in effect for Bladen County

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By Erin Smith

The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory for Bladen County from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Heat index values are expected to reach between 105 to 108 degrees, according to Meteorologist Joshua Weiss. Temperatures are forecast to reach 98 degrees with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.

According to the National Weather Service office, “A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.”

If you have outdoor activities planned or if you work outside drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in shady or air conditioned locations. Bring pets indoors and make sure they have fresh water.  Ensure livestock has access to shade and fresh drinking water.