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Near-record September heat poses challenges for schools: Heat Advisory in effect again

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As school resumes across the Finger Lakes, students and teachers are bracing for near-record heat, mirroring July-like conditions.


A heat advisory has been announced for the Finger Lakes region, effective Tuesday, with potential extensions into Wednesday and Thursday.

The advisory warns of significant heat and humidity, creating risks of heat-related illnesses, particularly heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Schools without air conditioning and students on afternoon bus rides are anticipated to face discomfort.

For areas under the advisory, residents are advised to consume ample fluids, seek air-conditioned environments, remain cautious outdoors, and ensure the safety of vulnerable groups and pets. A transition to more seasonal and cooler temperatures is anticipated in the coming days.


Here’s what the rest of the work week looks like, according to the National Weather Service:

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers between 3pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.