Heading into the Heritage Day long weekend, people in Southern Alberta find themselves under a heat warning. The Strathmore, Brooks and Vulcan regions are under a heat warning today.

Other communities also impacted include Newell County, parts of Rocky View County, Foothills County, Wheatland County and Siksika Nation.

According to Environment Canada, daytime high temperatures range from near 29 degrees Celsius to the mid 30s. That's combined with overnight lows ranging from near 14 degrees Celsius to the high teens, which are expected into early next week.

Residents and visitors to the warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbours:

- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
- Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat, including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

Check out this year's schedule of Strathmore Stampede at the Strathmore Stampede Info Stop!