The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Central New York.

Despite a chilly, cold and wet spring this summer is off to a hot and sticky start.

Beginning at noon on Friday, July 19th, 2019 that Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect and it will last until 8 p.m. on Saturday.

With high temperatures in the low 90s, the heat index will make temperatures feel over 100 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service,

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.

The important thing to remember is to stay hydrated and to constantly check on the potentially vulnerable, including children and the elderly. Also, make sure not to leave children or pets in a locked, hot car.

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