WILMINGTON — A few more hours of oppressive heat are expected under a Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service this morning.
The alert issued at 10:37 a.m. for a large swath of North Carolina, including Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties. It currently expires at 7 p.m.
“The most oppressive heat will occur in the mid and late afternoon,” the alert stated.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s. With dew points in the lower- to mid-70s, the heat index is expected to make it feel like it is around 105 degrees.
The NWS is warning that people may be susceptible to heat stress during this time.
“To reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments,” the alert states.