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Posted on: July 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Heat Advisory and Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bristol County - North Attleboro, MA

1. Heat Advisory:

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for our region. Expect extremely hot weather with temperatures reaching 90-100 degrees today. Heat index values may be even higher due to humidity. Follow these safety tips to stay safe:

    Stay indoors during peak heat hours (usually between 10 AM and 4 PM).

    Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing if you must go outside.

    Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

    Use fans and air conditioning to keep cool, if available.

    Check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors to ensure their safety.

    Never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

2. Severe Thunderstorm Warning:

On Thursday, scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected as a weak wave of low-pressure crosses through the region. Storm activity is likely to occur mainly between 2 PM and 10 PM, bringing the potential for damaging wind gusts. While the risk is low, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Additionally, due to the over-saturated grounds from recent abundant rainfall this month, any slow-moving storms can produce flash flooding. Be vigilant and take necessary precautions during the storm:

    Secure loose outdoor items and seek shelter indoors when storms approach.

    Pay attention to local weather updates and warnings.

    Avoid driving through flooded areas and be cautious of low-lying roads.

    Stay informed about emergency evacuation routes, if needed.

    Please remain vigilant and prepared for both the extreme heat and the possibility of severe thunderstorms. Stay tuned to local news and official weather updates for any changes in the situation. Your safety is our top priority.

For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the Heat Advisory and Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bristol County - North Attleboro, MA, please visit the official website of the National Weather Service at the following link: https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/ma.php?x=1.&nbsp.

For comprehensive information on emergency preparedness, safety tips, and resources specific to Massachusetts, visit the official Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) website at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/emergency-information#emergency-preparedness-&-safety-resources-.


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