If you work outside, beware: It's going to be very hot this week in the Yakima area. The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 103 degrees on Monday (July 30). The city’s record-high temperature for that day is 104 degrees, set in 2003.

Officials say the combination of hot temperatures and low humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. For example, heat stress and dehydration could lead to health concerns such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Be careful. Get plenty of water and take rest breaks if you work outside, and stay inside if possible.

Options the city offers for beating the heat include Lions Pool (509 W. Pine Ave.) and Franklin Pool (2101 Tieton Drive). Both pools are open for recreational swimming and other aquatic programs, such as adult water fitness classes and lap swims. Call 509-575-6046 or visit https://yakimaparks.com/aquatics/ for pool schedules and additional details.

In addition, the city of Yakima’s Miller Park (502 N. Fourth St.) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (South Eighth and East Race streets) both offer free splash pads.