Excessive Heat Warning! Friday, July 19

Excessive heat warning will take effect this afternoon and will last until tomorrow Saturday evening, with the maximum heat index reaching up to around 105 degrees.

An excessive heat warning means that for a long period of time, there will be extremely and dangerously hot temperatures. So make sure you take precautionary actions.

Dangerous levels of heat and humidity can cause heat illnesses during outdoor exertion or extend exposure, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

Here is a list of some precautionary actions you can take during these dangerous high temperatures:

  • Stay Hydrated and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • If you work outside, take extra precautions. Take breaks in the shade as often as possible.
  • If possible reschedule physical activities, such as running to early in the morning or late in the evening.
  • Stay indoors on an air conditioned room.
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • NEVER leave kids or pets unattended, especially inside a vehicle. Check before locking.