Cortlandites should prepare for ‘extreme heat’ this week

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CORTLAND, N.Y. — A heat advisory is in effect for Cortland County from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

Temperatures are expected to peak Tuesday afternoon, when heat index values are expected to range between 95 and 104 degrees.

Very warm and humid conditions will continue into Wednesday for much of the area.

High heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

The heat advisory prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to urge New Yorkers to take precautions ahead of the potentially dangerous conditions.

“With a potential heat wave in the forecast, I urge all New Yorkers to take any necessary precautions and visit one of the many pools, beaches and cooling stations available in our state parks,” Gov. Cuomo said. “Be sure to check on neighbors who may be at risk and limit strenuous activity to ensure that you and your family remain safe and healthy during this stretch of extreme heat.”