Heat-related illnesses can become serious or even deadly if they go unattended.
With temperatures rising into the 90's over the next several days, if you plan on being outside, be careful. Heat-related illnesses can become serious or even deadly if they go unattended.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, says 'heat strokes,' also known as 'sun strokes' are nothing to take lightly and are a medical emergency.
"Anyone who is outside is at risk. You're going to see someone who's skin is flushed, they're not going to sweat so their skin will be dry and that is a medical emergency, you want to get them to a hospital," said Ashton.
In the event of a heat stroke, the body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may happen if the person does not get cooled down quickly.
Ashton said it is best to keep hydrated with water and stay away from alcohol, or sugary drinks when doing activities outside on a hot day.
She said it is important to check your local weather forecast so you can be prepared for a heat wave during the summer.