(UPDATE: July 02 at 3:27 a.m.) A widespread heat wave is expanding the country affecting millions with dangerous conditions, and has areas experiencing triple-digit temperatures ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Heat Advisory until 10 p.m. Monday.
HEAT INDEX VALUES: Peak values from 95 to around 100 Monday afternoon.
TIMING: A heat wave will continue Monday. A slight break in the heat on Tuesday is expected with a return to very warm and humid weather on Wednesday and Thursday.
IMPACTS: The heat and humidity will cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
Friday June 29, 2018
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon Saturday to 10 p.m. Monday.
HEAT INDEX VALUES: Around 95 Saturday afternoon then increasing to around 100 both Sunday and Monday afternoons.
TIMING: A prolonged heat wave will start on Saturday and intensify Sunday and Monday with the highest heat index values each afternoon. Hot and humid weather will continue through most of next week.
IMPACTS: The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 911.