Excessive heat warning for the Gila Valley

Crissy Pauley Photo/FreeImages. The Gila Valley will be under an excessive heat warning Wednesday through Saturday, and the CDC recommends staying well hydrated.

SAFFORD — The city of Safford will join Clifton, Tucson and Phoenix in some uncomfortable weather. 

The area will be under an excessive heat warning starting Wednesday at 11 a.m. and running through Saturday at 8 p.m. 

An excessive heat warning means the area is expected to experience dangerously hot temperatures, ranging from 106 to 113 degrees, with Friday expected to be the hottest day. In addition, humidity is expected to rise, making it feel even hotter and increase the potential for heat related illnesses. 

The CDC recommends everyone drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.

Those who work or spend time outside should wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing and schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. 

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.