CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for several West Virginia counties from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

According to meteorologists, heat index values will top 105 with temperatures in the mid-90’s and dew points in the mid 70’s.

The weather service said an excessive heat warning means “that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun…and check up on relatives and neighbors.”

The counties named in the warning are Wayne, Cabell, Mason, Jackson, Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Lincoln, Putnam, Kanawha, Roane, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie and Doddridge counties.

Meteorologists have issued an excessive heat watch for Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Mingo, Logan, Boone, Clay, Braxton and Taylor counties are among the counties under a heat advisory.