The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Thursday and Friday on Long Island.
According to the NWS alert, heat index values will be between 95 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit from Thursday at 11 a.m. through Friday at 8 p.m.
“The combination of heat and humidity may cause heat related illnesses to occur,” the alert states. “Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk.”
The weather alert advises Long Islanders to keep air conditioning on in their homes or go to a place with air conditioning while the heat advisory is in effect. It also urges residents to check on neighbors, friends, and family members who may be at risk and to limit outdoor activities. Anyone engaging in outdoor work should take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air conditioned building and stay hydrated.
Municipalities across the region typically open cooling centers and extend public pool hours when temperatures rise to extreme levels. Check with your local town, village, or county for nearby resources to beat the heat.