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Heat Dome to Blanket Wisconsin for Days

Mitch Teich
A lifeguard watches over Hoyt Pool in Wauwatosa.

There is no shortage of warnings as weather conditions in much of Wisconsin are expected to become oppressive. 

For instance, people are advised to:

--cancel outdoor activities

--check on people who may be isolated in a hot home

--seek cool spaces

--drink plenty of water

Highs in metro Milwaukee will push into the 90s on Thursday and Friday with high dew points sending heat indexes over 100 degrees.

The people most at risk are those with chronic or mental health conditions, older adults and young children.

The City of Milwaukee is warning people about opening fire hydrants. This can hamper the fire department's ability to douse blazes.

Cooling spots in the community include: the county pools and water sprays on playgrounds at Ben Franklin, Carmen Playfield, Clinton Rose Park, Columbia Playfield and Franklin Square. MPS wading pools are located at Burbank, Burnham, Enderis, Holt, Merrill Park, Modrzejeski and Ohio.

The state Department of Transportation is warning drivers that high temperatures can cause roads to buckle. The heat causes the pavement to expand, its slabs can then push against each other, and the pressure can cause buckling. Be prepare to suddenly slow down, move over and call authorities if you observe a problem. 

READ: Wisconsin's Hot Car Law Protects Those Who Break Windows to Save Kids & Pets

For tips on how to stay cool, UWM's Innovative Weather put together this hot weather guide:

Credit Innovative Weather

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