As temperatures hit triple digits, it's important to remember to stay safe and hydrated.
The elderly and the young are the most susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
Signs of heat exhaustion include dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches.
Heat stroke can be fatal. Signs of heat stroke include nausea, disorientation, cherry red complexion, and the body no longer producing perspiration. If you think someone may have heat stroke, call 911 immediately.
Ways to stay safe during the heat include moving to a cool space, drinking a lot of water, and applying ice packs or cold cloths to the skin.
The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee has been issuing fans to help beat the heat. If you need a fan, call (865) 637-6700. If you have a fan to donate, they can be dropped off at any Knoxville fire station.
Several cooling centers will be open in Roane County on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. A list of those locations can be found here.
The Red Cross can be reached at (865) 584-2999. They say they are ready to help if anyone needs their services.
The Knoxville Fire Department also warns that it is important to be aware of fire safety during the hot, dry weather. They encourage smokers to be cautious that cigarettes are extinguished before discarding.
To view the complete forecast, check out the WBIR weather page.