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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.

Confirmed Cases: 423440

Reported Deaths: 32805
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City22916723610
Suffolk439871998
Nassau437952195
Westchester363571447
Rockland13973674
Orange11210491
Erie9033671
Monroe5079285
Dutchess4640153
Onondaga3627200
Albany2636128
Oneida2183115
Ulster208192
Niagara151898
Sullivan149148
Putnam145563
Broome115369
Schenectady108437
Rensselaer78230
Saratoga77417
Columbia55037
Madison41717
Ontario36534
Warren31233
Steuben30142
Fulton30024
Orleans29954
Greene29618
Genesee2805
Herkimer2784
St. Lawrence2634
Wayne2633
Chautauqua2609
Washington26014
Oswego2583
Tompkins2340
Chenango2186
Tioga19425
Chemung1843
Montgomery1794
Livingston1768
Cattaraugus1696
Cayuga1622
Jefferson1420
Clinton1294
Otsego1185
Wyoming1185
Delaware1074
Cortland970
Seneca923
Allegany801
Schoharie690
Yates587
Essex560
Franklin540
Lewis470
Schuyler220
Hamilton80
Unassigned00
Utica
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Oneonta
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