Stay cool, Bainbridge

It’s going to get hot today, possibly hitting 90 degrees.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for near-record high temperatures in Kitsap County and the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett area. The advisory ends at 6 p.m. tonight, when temperatures are expected to drop a bit as marine air surges across the state.

The state health department advises people to take a few common sense precautions: drink plenty of fluids, don’t leave pets locked in vehicles, check in on your elderly friends and family members, plan strenuous outdoor activity for early or late in the day and check your prescription drugs for sun exposure cautions.