(Source: EPA SunWise, NWS)
I always say that this time of year can be quite deceiving when it comes to sun protection. April and May can bring cooler days but the suns rays are always growing stronger as the sun rises higher in the sky. The suns rays strike our part of the globe more directly as we work towards the summer solstice.
I was noticing that the UV Index for today will be at a level 8. This is a very high level on a UV Index that ranges from 1 to 11 plus. If you plan on spending lots of time outdoors this weekend, be sure to pack on lots of sunscreen. At this level unprotected skin could burn quickly.
The following guidlines are from EPA SunWise:
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt