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How hot can a car get on a warm, sunny day? | Weather Wise

It feels like spring just started, but summer is on the way. It's always good to keep in mind how hot things can get inside your car.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Warmer temperatures are on the way and before things get too hot, it's a good time to remind ourselves of how to stay safe when things do begin to heat up.

Far too often we hear about pets and children being left behind in hot cars here in Kentuckiana. I wanted to take a moment to explain how quickly things can heat up inside a car on a hot and sunny day. 

On a 75 degree day, the temperature insider the car can top 90 degrees in just 10 minutes. After only 30 minutes, the temperature inside the car can top 100 degrees on a day when its only 70 degrees outside. 

On a warm, sunny day, the temperatures inside the car would be unbearable for 60 minutes. 

Let's use these cool days ahead to practice good habits of checking our backseats for anything of value!


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