The National Weather Service in Binghamton has upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to an Excessive Heat Warning. The following has been issued by the National Weather Service in Binghamton:
…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 8 PM SATURDAY…
HEAT INDEX VALUES…Maximum heat index values from 101 to 107 Friday afternoon and from 103 to 110 Saturday afternoon due to high temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will be in the lower elevations and urban areas.
Impacts…The heat and humidity can cause heat illnesses during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Prolonged heat is most dangerous for young children and the elderly. Car temperatures can reach lethal temperatures in minutes. Temperatures will remain very warm and muggy Friday night, preventing non-air conditioned buildings from cooling off.
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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.
The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Heat Advisory which includes Tioga County (Pa.) until 8 PM Saturday:
HEAT INDEX VALUES…As high as 100.
TIMING…The highest values will be in the afternoons, but overnight low temperatures will also be very warm and the air oppressively muggy. Saturday will be the hottest day.
IMPACTS…The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
Limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. Find shade and stay hydrated. Check up on the elderly, sick and those without air conditioning. Never leave kids or pets unattended…look before you lock.