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Car safety tips and tricks for the dangerous heat

Posted at 4:57 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 17:57:05-04

MILWAUKEE — As temperatures climb into the 90s this weekend, the inside of your car can easily climb above 135 degrees after an hour in the sun, according to Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Jesse Ritka.

To cool down your car quickly in this heat and humidity, Ritka has a great tip to get the stagnant air out and help keep the cool air in. First, you're going to want to roll down your driver side window, then roll down the passenger side back window. As you drive, this will help pull all of the warm, stagnant air out of your car. Next, press the recirculation button on your air conditioning and close the windows. This will help keep the cool air moving around the car.

An important reminder is to never leave your kids or pets in the car, even for a few minutes.