Heat advisory in effect for Cortland County

Photo: National Weather Service, Binghamton, NY

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A heat advisory is in effect for Cortland County from 10 a.m. Monday until 8 p.m.

Heat index values will reach between 95 and 100 degrees throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat and humidity levels will reach their peak during the midday and afternoon hours.

Thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon through the evening as a cold front drops south through the region. Some storms may contain strong gusty winds and heavy downpours. Isolated flash flooding is possible.

During extremely hot temperatures, be sure to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and stay in an air-conditioned room, if possible. Do not leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.

If you are working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.