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Excessive heat watch issued for much of county

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 13:18:28-04

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch for much of Pima County Thursday.

Stay up to date on Southern Arizona weather conditions on KGUN9's weather page.

The watch goes into effect Saturday and lasts through Tuesday. High temperatures are expected to reach 110 degrees over the weekend and 113 degrees in parts of Tucson by Monday.

The county issued this advice to stay cool: 

 

  • Stay inside during the hottest times of the day.
  • Avoid outdoor activities or limit them to the morning and evening hours.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • If you do go outside, wear loose, light-colored clothing and use a shade hat or an umbrella to block the sun.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool off.
  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink fluids.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeinated beverages or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.