Excessive Heat Warning below 5000 feet extended through Sunday night

The National Weather Service has extended the Excessive Heat Warning until Sunday at 9-pm for elevations below 5000-feet. The areas affected include Marble and Glen Canyons and the valleys and basins of Yavapai County. Temperatures will range from 102 to 118 degrees with the hottest day being today. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if possible, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. The warning was initially supposed to expire by Friday night.