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Heat advisory issued for most of southern Wis.

Cooling centers are opening up across the state

MADISON, Wis. - A heat advisory has been issued for most of southern Wisconsin, including Dane County, and will continue through the day Tuesday.

Temperatures in the low- to mid-90s with heat index values topping out in the 100- to 105-degree range are expected, according to the National Weather Service. The heat affects children, the elderly and those with medical conditions the most.

To stay protected during a heat advisory, residents need to drink plenty of cool fluids, wear appropriate clothing, protect against sunburn and limit outdoor activity during the heat advisory, according to a release from the city of Madison Fire Department.

"It's important to realize you have to give yourself a break. We're all in Wisconsin. We're tough, hardy folds, just give yourself a break, get into the shade, and get into some air conditioning. Cool down and drink plenty of water," said Tod Pritchard with Wisconsin Emergency Management.

To view a full list of cooling centers throughout the state, click here.

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