Local heat advisory forecasts heat index close to 100

(Photo Source: Stephen Yang/The Cortland Voice).

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for the second-straight day in Cortland County and other counties in Central New York.

The advisory for today (Sept. 6) will be in effect from noon to 7 p.m. During this time range, the heat index is anticipated to be in the high 90s and could reach close to 100 (98).

The advisory from NWS includes hot temperatures around 86 degrees and high humidity, which may cause heat-related illnesses. 

Signs of heat-related illnesses can be viewed here. NWS provided precautionary/preparedness actions in its advisory:

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.”

The Cortland Voice’s daily forecast can be viewed by clicking here.