Extreme heat forecast this weekend

The Bartholomew County Emergency Management Agency is warning about “oppressive heat and humidity” for our area this weekend. Officials say this weekend will bring “the most uncomfortable conditions of the summer so far,” beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday. Each day is forecast to have temperatures in the low to mid-90s and increased humidity levels that will raise the heat index above 100.

During this upcoming heat wave, you are encouraged to use caution if you must be outside for any length of time. Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning. Drink plenty of water and never leave a child or a pet in a hot vehicle.