Even thought September is just around the corner, Wisconsin hasn't quite escaped the heat yet. Temperatures are expected in the 90s for Thursday.
Just when cool summer nights offered some proof that the season was ready to transition into chilly fall days — another near record-breaking temperature is expected for Thursday. The record high for this date in Milwaukee is 96. Waukesha's expected to hit 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Humidity levels are expected to be low throughout the afternoon, the weather service said, which lowers the heat's "deadly afftects." On Friday, Waukesha has a high of 90. Children or pets should not be left in vehicles in such extreme temperatures. The elderly must take extra precautions in the hot weather. Read more Resources for Coping with Extreme Heat on Patch.
In extreme conditions such as these, pets should remain indoors in a climate controlled environment.
Never leave pets unattended in your parked car. The temperature inside a car, even with windows open slightly, can quickly reach deadly levels. In sunlight temps can rise more than 30 degrees per minute. In extreme conditions such as these, pets should remain indoors in a climate controlled environment. When pets must be outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun (a dog house does not provide relief from heat) and plenty of fresh, cool water. Heat stroke can be fatal for pets as well as people. Exercise your pets in the early morning or evening hours. Watch for hot asphalt, which can burn sensitive pet paws. It's important to be able to identify the symptoms of heat stress in your pet: heavy panting, glazed eyes, …