The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Louisville metro for the first time in nearly six years. 

Below is the text from the National Weather Service: 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY. A HEAT ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HEAT
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM WEDNESDAY TO 9 PM EDT THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURE...TEMPERATURES RISING TO 93 TO 98 COMBINED WITH HIGH
HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN PEAK HEAT INDEX VALUES NEAR 110 DEGREES
ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 105 DEGREES ARE
EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...THIS COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO
AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY
YOUNG, ELDERLY, THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING, AND THOSE
PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE THE MOST
SUSCEPTIBLE. ALSO, CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES
IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE
AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN
VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING
WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL
TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.