Four Ways to Beat the Heat in Johnston
Today is expected to be the worst of a three-day heat wave, according to forecasters.
The Forecast: Today's high temp could reach 95 degrees in Johnston, with humidity levels pushing the heat index past 100, according to the National Weather Service. Air quality and heat advisories have been issued for today.
Where To Cool Down: Marian J. Mohr Library and the Johnston Senior Center are two places where you can get in from the heat — and see some of your neighbors. Both buildings are open until 8 pm tonight.
If You Must Drive: Check out these tips on the RI DEM's website for folks who have to take their own wheels — and don't forget: RIPTA bus services are free today due to the air quality alert in effect.
Stay Cool: The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has posted a heat advisory for today. Here's a handy list of tips on how to stay cool. Basically: Drink lots of fluids (not alcohol), stay out of the sun, and don't work too hard if you are outdoors.
What's your best tip for staying cool? Let us know in the comments.