Heat Advisory in effect in New York City

There are excessive heat warnings from the midwest to east coast due to high humidity levels.

The three-day advisory lasts from noon Saturday until 10 p.m. Monday.

Tens of millions of Americans will be under heat warnings, watches and advisories as temperatures reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) in major cities such as Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, the National Weather Service said.

"Oppressive heat and humidity combined with ample sunshine, make for risky conditions", according to the National Weather Service's website, and people are advised to stay cool indoors and avoid strenuous activity outdoors amid the heat wave.

On Sunday, temperatures in parts of NY and CT, were forecast to hit up to 100 degrees but appeared to settle in the high and mid-90s by the late afternoon.

The excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

In the metro area, Friday's high under sunny skies will be 98, with heat index values near 109. Heat index values as high as 99.

Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Muscle cramping is usually the first sign of heat-related illnesses (heat exhaustion or heat stroke).

Clouds have exited the building! -for the most part- Heat and humidity, have not.

"If you bring enough water and you just try to keep moving and keep the breeze going you can stay cool and have a good time", one man told FOX29. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. If you plan on spending time outdoors, such as at the beach, pool or ballpark, should do not forget to use sunscreen. And when possible.reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Those headed outside should wear light clothing and sunscreen and make sure to take frequent breaks in shade or air-conditioned areas.

  • Joey Payne