The National Weather Service is issuing a heat advisory for the region until 6 p.m. Thursday. A combination of high temperatures in the low 90s, coupled with high humidity, will make it feel like 100 degrees or more. Residents are urged to check on neighbors, seniors and those with chronic health problems who are at increased risk in the heat. Officials say it's essential to remain well-hydrated in the heat and to try to stay cool with fans and air conditioning. Those who work outdoors should schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments as well. Anyone overcome by heat should be brought into a cool, shaded location.