An excessive heat warning is in effect today, Wednesday, July 25.
The warning continues after Tucson reached a new record of 112 degrees on Tuesday, July 24.
Walkers, joggers, and pet owners were outside in full force Wednesday morning getting early morning workouts in before triple digit temperatures moved in.
#GoodMorningTucson we’re still in an excessive heat warning ⚠️ today! We’re live at Rillito River Loop where we’re seeing a few walkers trying to beat the heat. More on @kgun9 at 6a pic.twitter.com/KUNEFjIZaO
— Veronica Acosta (@VeronicacostaTV) July 25, 2018
For those who do decide to go out during the day when temperatures are high there are several recommendations to help avoid a heat related illness.
- Wear light-colored clothing
- Drink 10 ounces of water for every hour outside
- Wear a hat, sunscreen to protect skin
- Avoid strenuous activity
If you're taking your pets outside, make sure they also have enough water and have booties on if they're on the hot ground.