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The heat index is expected to climb above 100° on Saturday

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 6:25 PM

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the lower elevations of Central New York. A heat advisory is in effect for the higher elevations. The heat index is expected to climb above 100° for many areas.

While this level of heat and humidity is not unprecedented, it's enough to cause problems. Folks that have a low tolerance to heat should take it easy and stay indoors over the next few days. Those that do plan on enjoying the outdoors should make sure to stay hydrated and wear plenty of sunscreen.  Here are signs of heat illness:

Thunderstorms are possible during this stretch of heat. A few storms are possible Friday afternoon and evening. Saturday does look dry, with the heat dome in place. Sunday looks to bring the best chance of storms as a cold front rolls through the region. Storms that develop over the next few days could bring torrential downpours and gusty winds.

The heat and humidity look to break on Monday. There's no sign of this level of heat returning anytime soon.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1358707

Reported Deaths: 42726
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1699418013
Kings1666348246
Suffolk1377282723
Nassau1231422635
Bronx1140065358
Westchester906651858
New York815113516
Erie551841422
Richmond479811418
Monroe46476836
Rockland33532833
Orange30909670
Onondaga29264555
Dutchess18235343
Oneida17856378
Albany17798280
Niagara13056267
Broome12104282
Saratoga10109108
Schenectady9373145
Ulster8388205
Rensselaer7574114
Putnam707177
Chautauqua609680
Chemung5889112
Oswego521880
Ontario499983
Steuben4835133
Cayuga474977
St. Lawrence411364
Sullivan406853
Herkimer398377
Wayne396158
Genesee3894104
Jefferson367437
Cattaraugus364264
Madison335477
Livingston291143
Tompkins286428
Columbia278777
Cortland277055
Clinton250520
Allegany249675
Montgomery249680
Fulton239161
Tioga238054
Wyoming236445
Warren232144
Greene223366
Orleans206274
Chenango195950
Otsego190127
Washington173528
Lewis167725
Franklin13819
Seneca133848
Delaware115929
Essex105621
Schoharie9908
Yates89922
Schuyler76710
Hamilton1711
Unassigned82169
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