Temperatures Climb Across Northeast Ohio

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CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio is once again about to heat up.

Temperatures are about to soar into the 90s, and that’s leading to a heat alert for Thursday.

“I like going to the beach or swimming, it’s fun,” said Ronan Mitchell, who lives in Lakewood.

“I just like being outside when it’s nice, trying to get wet and keep cool,” said his cousin Kip Mitchell.

It seems that kids find a way to enjoy the weather, whatever it is, but for some adults, taking a leisurely walk may not feel quite as comfortable on Thursday.

“Not when it’s that warm outside, I was just telling my husband, we better go today because we’re not gonna be able to do it tomorrow,” said Linda Bickerstaff.

“I’m going to wait and see. I may go out tomorrow, I’d rather do that than do a treadmill or something,” said Harold Reder.

Paula Mitchell of Lakewood says she may change up her routine if she takes her dog Kiki for a walk.

“We might not walk as far ’cause she can’t tolerate the heat very well, so as you can tell she’s already panting, we just live right over there,” Mitchell said.

For people who have to work outside, like part-time landscaper Dave Reinker, taking precautions to deal with extreme heat is important.

“Try to drink lots of water, try to get stuff done ahead of time, you try beating the heat, so you don’t have to go out in that 90 degree weather,” said part-time landscaper Dave Reinker.

The same goes for Brian Kelly and his team of roofers from Kelly Konstruction. They plan to drink lots of water and take needed breaks.

“You actually are getting heat from the inside of the roof, plus the actual shingles themselves are actually baked and are pushing out heat also, so you have the shingles, what’s underneath and then Mother Nature’s sun, of course,” said Kelly, who owns the company.

Kelly says last Wednesday it was so hot, the crew had to stop early.  He says Thursday, he will keep a close eye on his worker’s health.

“If it’s nice out like it was earlier this week in the 70s, we work ’til 7 or 8 p.m., maybe tomorrow we’ll try to get out of here by about 4 p.m.or so, just depends, we’ll see,” he said.

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