ALBANY – The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for part of Schenectady and Albany counties and all of Saratoga County for Monday and Tuesday.
The advisories cover eastern Schenectady County, all of Saratoga County and eastern Albany County, as well as western Rensselaer County and southern Washington County.
The advisory goes into effect at noon Monday and is to run until 8 p.m. Tuesday as hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, the weather service said.
Heat index values of up to 99 are expected. The heat index factors in relative humidity and the actual air temperature, giving a measure of how hit it really feels, according to the weather service.
Heat indices are expected to be the highest Tuesday afternoon and are to be the highest at elevations below 1000 feet. The air temperature in Schenectady is expected to hit 89 Monday and 93 Tuesday.
The advisory initially did not include northern Saratoga County or southern Washington County, but the service expanded it to cover those areas by Monday morning.
More information: National Weather Service