Published: Thu, July 18, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Excessive Heat Watch issued Friday and Saturday in Niagara and Orleans Counties

Excessive Heat Watch issued Friday and Saturday in Niagara and Orleans Counties

With a dewpoint of 65, the heat index at the airport was 109, NWS noted.

A heatwave is expected for much of the eastern half of the United States in the coming days - and it has the potential to be deadly. We reached the century mark for the last time in 2018 on July 13.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - It's about to get scorching hot in the tri-state.

An excessive heat warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Saturday for the following counties in our area.

There also will be no relief at night, as low temperatures remain in the upper 70s and 80s.

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Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. on Wednesday announced cooling centers will be open noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday the Easton Phillipsburg & Vicinity YMCA, 1225 W. Lafayette St.; the Easton Boys and Girls Club, 210 Jones Houston Way; Easton Area Neighborhood Center, 902 Philadelphia Road; and the Easton Area Community Center, 901 Washington St. There are also heat advisories for eastern parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and New Jersey, with an excessive heat warning in the Philadelphia area. The heat starts to spill over into our region Wednesday afternoon as temperatures will warm to around 90 in southern IL, but extremely high humidity will combine for a heat index in the afternoon near 100. Daily high temperatures will range from 93 to 106 degrees.

"Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside". If possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early in the morning or just before sunset.

Those suffering from a heat-related illness may experience nausea and vomiting, and dizziness, a rapid heartbeat, and trouble breathing, among other symptoms. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, and you should call 911.

A high temperature of around 90 degrees is predicted on Thursday, then climbing to around highs of 95 through the weekend - with mostly sunny skies - and humidity that will make it feel closer to around 105 degrees.

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