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An excessive heat warning will be in effect in the Charlotte area from noon Tuesday until 8 p.m.

The heat index is projected to be near 112 degrees.

The Charlotte area has not been under an excessive heat warning since July 2012.

Highs will remain in the mid-to-upper-90s through Friday and be near 90 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Here is some tips to beat the heat:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Check on relatives, neighbors, and the elderly
  • Do not leave young children and pets unattended in vehicles
  • If possible, reschedule outdoor activities until early morning or evening.
  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing

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