Authorities are urging caution because of dangerously hot weather and possible storms forecast for the next few days.
Temperatures could reach 98 Friday in the La Crosse area and might not get back into the 80s until Sunday.
The heat index will be worse. With the humidity, that index could reach 110 – the type of heat that brings warnings about heat exposure.
In fact, nearly a dozen deaths were attributed to heat in our region between 2000 and 2016, according to the National Weather Service.
And, with that type of heat and humidity, keep an eye out for strong storms during the next couple of days, with heavy rain and strong wind and lightning possible.
Conditions are expected to be hottest south of Interstate 90, and authorities are urging people to take precautions – especially with the elderly, children and pets.
Gov. Tony Evers issued an advisory Tuesday for people to take precaution during the heat.