Tips to stay safe in Cincinnati's heatwave

Hot weather thermometer Getty RF

Hot weather thermometer Getty RF

(Cincinnati) - It’s going to feel like it’s over 100-degrees at different points this week and Cincinnati’s Health Commissioner Marilyn Crumpton is offering some tips to make sure everyone stays safe.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire Tri-State in the midst of the current heat wave.  Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid-90s starting Tuesday, with feels-like temperatures topping 100-degrees.

It hasn’t been this hot in Cincinnati since 2012, when the temperatures topped 104-degrees in July. 

Cincinnati Recreation Centers will be open normal hours this week to serve as cool centers for heat relief. Spray grounds will also be open to the public. The recreation centers won't be open on July 4. 

The Cincinnati Health Department also recommends anyone to drink plenty of water, even if they aren’t thirsty.  Other ways to beat heat-related illness include eating light meals, staying indoors in the air conditioning and taking a cool bath or shower.