Hot weather ahead

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: 491771

Reported Deaths: 33418
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Kings741147381
Bronx547924985
Nassau490422208
Suffolk483992019
Westchester398901470
New York354593192
Rockland17581683
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Orange13342505
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Onondaga5222207
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Broome326283
Oneida2644128
Ulster245095
Niagara2016101
Putnam178063
Sullivan171448
Schenectady153050
Chemung15103
Saratoga126517
Rensselaer106442
Steuben92957
Chautauqua86813
Columbia66738
Ontario62935
Oswego6074
Tompkins5850
Madison55217
Tioga51230
Cortland4880
Greene48818
Cattaraugus4476
Warren44533
Wayne4085
Herkimer38010
Orleans37954
St. Lawrence3794
Otsego3785
Genesee3775
Fulton36124
Chenango3587
Cayuga3512
Washington32714
Livingston2668
Allegany2641
Montgomery2614
Clinton2325
Jefferson1970
Essex1950
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Delaware1667
Seneca1393
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Yates1077
Schoharie1040
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Lewis680
Hamilton160
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