Greater Williamsburg under heat advisory

Wednesday’s going to be a hot one.

Williamsburg, James City and York counties are under a National Weather Service heat advisory until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a National Weather Service news release.

Areas east of Interstate 95 including all of Tidewater can expect maximum temperatures of as high as 106 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity, the release said.

Prolonged exposure to the heat or performing strenuous activities in the heat can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration, according to the release.

To stave off heat-related illnesses, drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, stay in an air-conditioned room, and if you are forced to go outside drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in an air-conditioned space, the release said.

The Williamsburg Regional Library in Williamsburg and in Croaker will remain open to the public until 9 p.m. for folks looking to beat the heat.

In James City County, residents and visitors can stop by the county recreation center at 5301 Longhill Road or the Human Services Center on at 5249 Old Towne Road until 5 p.m. to cool down, according to a James City County Facebook post.

Pets are not allowed into the cooling centers unless they are service animals, the post said.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329 and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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