CAPITAL REGION – The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory across the Capital Region for Wednesday and an excessive heat watch for parts of the area Thursday.
An additional heat advisory will likely be needed Friday, officials said.
Highs in the Capital Region Wednesday through Friday are expected to be in the low 90s.
Tuesday’s high is expected to be in the mid-80s.
The heat advisory for Wednesday advises of heat index values of up to 105 degrees expected.
For Thursday’s excessive heat watch, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values between 105 and 110 are possible, officials said. As of Tuesday, Thursday’s excessive heat watch covered Eastern Schenectady County, Southern Saratoga County and Eastern Albany County.
Wednesday’s heat advisory runs from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., while Thursday’s excessive heat watch runs from Thursday afternoon to evening.
“Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities,” the service says.
People should be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors, officials said.
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