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Heat index pushing past 100 for Fourth of July

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 23:07:45-04

With the heat index pushing 100 degrees on the Fourth of July, officials expect beaches, pools and parks to be packed.

Highs will be in the mid 90s Wednesday afternoon, but the high humidity will make it feel about 10 degrees warmer.

Katie Anderson of Fun-Plex in Ralston says because of the hot temps, they're anticipating a busy holiday. But with the heat, comes a greater emphasis on safety.

"This couldn't be a better few days for us around Fourth of July. When its in the 90s and sunny, that's Fun-Plex weather," she said. "We stress staying hydrated. We have free water at all of our concession stands when the weather gets above 90 degrees. We do that for our customers. Sun block is really important, too."

Drinking water and hydrating is even more important for those drinking at the swim up bar because alcohol can cause dehydration.