The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a heat advisory effective from noon to 7 p.m. today for the entire Finger Lakes region, encompassing parts of Central New York and the Southern Tier.
With heat index values expected to reach up to 95 valleys are anticipated to experience the most intense heat.
Residents are urged to exercise caution: drink adequate fluids, seek air-conditioned spaces, and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. The advisory also emphasizes the risks of leaving children and pets in vehicles, even momentarily.
For those engaging in outdoor activities, early morning or evening hours are recommended to minimize heat-related risks. Familiarity with symptoms of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, can be life-saving. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration suggests taking frequent rest breaks in shaded areas. In instances of heat emergencies, individuals are advised to call 9-1-1 immediately.
The heat is going to continue into the work week, as temperatures remain in the 90s through Thursday.
Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service:
Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Light and variable wind.
Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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