A Heat Advisory goes into effect for the entire listening area from noon to 8 o’clock tonight. Meterologist Kevin Williams tells us what to expect:
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Buffalo NY 348 AM EDT Wed Jul 4 2018 NYZ001>005-008-010-011-013-014-085-041600- /O.EXA.KBUF.HT.Y.0004.180704T1600Z-180705T0000Z/ Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Wayne-Northern Cayuga-Lewis-Northern Erie- Genesee-Livingston-Ontario-Southern Erie- Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Rochester, Newark, Fair Haven, Lowville, Buffalo, Batavia, Geneseo, Canandaigua, Orchard Park, and Springville 348 AM EDT Wed Jul 4 2018 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening. * LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, Lewis, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, and Ontario counties. * TIMING...From late this morning through early this evening. * HEAT INDEX VALUES...In the mid to upper 90s. * IMPACTS...Heat and humidity will bring an increased risk for heat related illness. The elderly, very young, pregnant, and those with heart and respiratory conditions that don`t have access to air conditioning are especially at risk. Prolonged outdoor exposure or strenuous activity may result in heat exhaustion. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check in on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. when possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 9 1 1.