The heat will be excessive Friday, and through the weekend, up and down the East Coast and across the Midwest.
In Central New York temperatures will rise into the 90s though the humidity will make it feel hotter than 100 degrees at times. Rain and thunderstorms will roll through Sunday and by Monday the heat will break.
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Dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke concerns are rising with the mercury. It is recommended that you drink water and avoid coffee and alcohol. It is also best to stay out of the heat if you can.
Governor Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to keep an eye on those most at at-risk of getting sick from the heat. They are the elderly, small children, and those with chronic health conditions.
With New Yorkers needing to stay cool this weekend, National Grid is offering some tips to help them get relief and save money on their energy bills. The utility company says you should turn off your lights when they're not needed, close shades, drapes or blinds to make sure heat can't get in and unplug any unnecessary electronics. It's also suggested you delay using hot water appliances like dishwashers and washing machines.