LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville leaders are issuing a warning ahead of Wednesday's expected very high temperatures.

July 4 is usually meant for barbecues, family time and fireworks, but officials say there should be some consideration given to the expected extreme heat.

With temperatures that could feel as hot as 110 degrees, city leaders want everyone to be safe.

Authorities say that means drinking lots of water and being on the look out for signs of heat exhaustion.

The city also has other ways for people to keep cool throughout the city, particularly for kids. "We have 32 spray and splash pads spread across the county. Take advantage of them. They run all the way from Long Run park to Shawnee Park and from downtown here to McNeely Lake Park. They're spread across the county. They're free," said Metro Parks director Seve Ghose.

Metro EMS is expected to have extra help at the Waterfront on Wednesday in anticipation of heat-related issues during the July 4 celebration.

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