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Walking on sunshine: Mother Nature expected to turn up the heat this week

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Two pedestrians walk along South Temple in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Two pedestrians walk along South Temple in Salt Lake City, where temperatures were again in the 90s on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures along the Wasatch Front are expected to be near 100 Friday and Saturday. To combat the heat the Red Cross is reminding people to stay hydrated and avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol; wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing; stay indoors as much as possible and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day; take frequent breaks if working outdoors; and check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat. The Red Cross is also reminding people not to leave children or pets in a vehicle, as the inside temperature of a vehicle can quickly reach 120 degrees.