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Tips to help you deal with the heat wave

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Get ready to sweat. Dangerous heat is moving in this weekend and will stick around for several days. In fact, the first heat advisory of the season has been issued. Throw in the brutal humidity and this heat wave means business.

Aug. 22 marks the 3rd consecutive day in the 90s and temperatures the next 5 days will not let up. The string of 90 degree heat will take us through the start of September. As if the heat isn't enough throw in the unbearable humidity and expect the index to exceed 100 degrees.

Drinking water is extremely important, but drinking it now will also hydrate your body and prepare it for the dangerous heat this weekend.

Expect the hottest temperatures between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

If you're taking the kids to the fair or cheering them on at little league game, it's important to know what to watch for when it comes to heat exhaustion. If your loved one complains of being dizzy, having a headache or even muscle cramps these are all signs of heat exhaustion. Low blood pressure, goose bumps and a weak rapid pulse may also point to a heat related illness.

Check your WAVE 3 weather app this weekend so you can track the changing temperatures hour by hour. If you're heading out to watch the Ironman, just remember any storms that may pop up won't help cool you down. In fact it will just make it more humid.

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