CLEVELAND - Northeast Ohio is gearing up for the hottest temperatures of the year, so far. With temperatures expected in the mid 90s, the National Weather Service in Cleveland has triggered an Excessive Heat Watch for multiple Northeast Ohio counties from noon Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday. Heat indexes will hit triple digits.
The city of Cleveland plans a news conference later Thursday to remind people where to find cool shelter. The city has already announced extended hours at eight recreation centers, and Oak Street Health Centers in Cleveland will be open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Community centers in Willoughby and Akron will serve as shelters, as well.
In addition, an Air Quality Advisory has been issued for northern Ohio on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
The following counties are under an Excessive Heat Warning:
Here are the counties currently under the Excessive Heat Watch: