Baby powder isn’t just for the baby, especially at this time of year. I told our sports director, Mike Cauble, that many athletes use baby powder before they suit up to reduce sweat and discomfort.

When I told him I use the lavender Johnson’s baby powder, he told me to, “Get lost!” This month we have had 10 heat advisories and three excessive-heat warnings. We’ve encouraged our readers and viewers to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks.

Talcum and baby powder can cool you down by sprinkling some on your bedsheets. Powder eliminates squeaky floorboards and can assist in untying the hard knot of a shoelace. If you see Cauble out and about this weekend, ask him if he’s using baby powder.

Fastcast: A shower?

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96 degrees. Heat index values as high as 105 degrees. Calm winds becoming southerly around 5 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low about 76 degrees. Southwesterly winds around 5 mph becoming calm.