Environment Canada has forecast another heat wave for Alberta. (File photo)

Environment Canada has forecast another heat wave for Alberta. (File photo)

A hot weekend is on the way for most of Alberta, including central Alberta

Red Deer forecast to reach 31 C today

Environment Canada has issued a weekend heat warning for Red Deer and central Alberta.

Portions of northwestern, central and southern Alberta will see daytime highs near 30 C with overnight lows near 14 C starting Friday.

The warm temperatures will continue through the weekend before cooler temperatures move in on Monday.

Residents of and visitors to the warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:

• Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.

• Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.

• Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.

• Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

People should monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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