Advisory issued in RI with 102 degree heat index
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of Rhode Island because of heat index levels expected to rise above 100 degrees.
The advisory is in effect from noon Wednesday until 7 p.m. in parts of Providence and Kent counties.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s, but it may feel as hot as 102.
The combination of heat and humidity is likely to create unhealthy conditions for some individuals, including the young, the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. Health officials have issued an air quality alert.
Officials recommend limiting outdoor activity and using air conditioning whenever possible. Providence has designated a number of community centers to serve as cooling shelters, along with various library branches.