STATE COLLEGE – A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. today for our region. Heat index values of up to 104 degrees are expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink plenty of fluids. Check on elderly relatives and neighbors and provide pets with adequate water and shelter from the sun. The best place to be today is an air conditioned location. Be alert for strong storms to move through the area this afternoon through early evening. They could have damaging winds, flooding downpours, and hail.