Temperatures are forecast to rise above normal and into the upper 80s and lower 90s through the weekend. Dewpoint temperatures are also forecast to slowly rise which will make it feel even hotter outside. We haven't experienced this kind of heat yet and prolonged exposure might take you by surprise. Here's a link that is good to review: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=outreach_summersafetycampaign
There are many festivals this weekend and other outdoor events. If you plan on attending one, remember to hydrate yourself ahead of time and during. Pay attention to warning signs. Here is a link to refresh your memory about heat related illness symptoms: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/heat-illness.shtml
Of course, don't forget about your pets, young children and the elderly. Here is a link that focuses on those topics: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/children_pets.shtml The car becomes an oven very quickly in the summertime and it doesn't take long for it to rise into the 100s which can quickly turn deadly. Even leaving the windows cracked with a dog in the car is not that safe.
Be smart and be safe this summer!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist