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Excessive heat watch issued for the weekend

The Red Lion Splash Pad in Fairmount Park, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Dawn J. Sagert photo

York County will be under an excessive heat watch and heat advisory this weekend as heat index values climb over 100 degrees.

The National Weather Service said the watch will go into effect at noon Friday, July 19, and last until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

After that York County will be under a heat advisory from then until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, when heat index values are expected to be about 104 degrees.

The weather service urged people to limit outdoor activities during the weekend.

Extended exposure or outdoor exertion could cause heat stress, according to the weather service.

On Thursday, July 18, LifePath Christian Ministries in York City announced its facilities will be open for those who wish to get away from the heat. Men can go to the 367 W. Market St. location, and women can go to the 17 Jefferson Ave. location. 

Saturday is expected to be the worst day, with heat index values over 110 degrees.

The weather service urged people to check on elderly, sick, and those without air conditioning. 

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