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Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 11:37 AM
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 4:14 AM
By: Breaking News Staff
— Hot and humid conditions are expected to take over the beginning of this week as Dayton hit 90 degrees Sunday and will likely do so again Monday and Tuesday.
Dew points will stay in the 70s, so the heat and humidity will produce heat index values ranging from 95-100, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
The heat index is a “feels like” temperature.
High heat, humidity and sunshine can allow your car to rapidly heat up. At 93 degrees, in about 15 minutes, the inside of your car can get to about 110 degrees.
Heat inside cars can be deadly to both pets and children within a matter of minutes.
In 2016, Governor Kasich signed a law protecting good samaritans who need to smash a car window to rescue a child or pet in a hot car.
A child dies in a hot car every nine days, according to kidsandcars.org, an organization aimed at raising awareness to prevent more tragedies.
>>RELATED: Boy, 3, died in hot car in Moraine in 2016
Ways to help you prevent hot car incidents:
If you discover a pet or child trapped inside a hot car, call 9-1-1. If a child is in imminent danger, break a window.