Weekend Scorch: Record Heat in NYC


Heat indices temperatures in Chicago - this indicates what it will actually feel like - were expected to reach 106 or 107 degrees Sunday, said Gino Izzi, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in the Windy City.

Temperatures are expected to reach near triple digits Sunday with heat index values as high as 106, according to the National Weather Service.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create unsafe conditions where heat illnesses are likely. The humidity will be extremely high as well, leading to risky conditions thanks to heat index values over the weekend that will feel like 100-105 at times.

The nearest cooling center may be found by calling 311, or visiting the city's "Beat the Heat" website.

Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine to stay hydrated.

Stay in the shade to help keep cool.

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Get ready to crank up the AC, put on the sunscreen, and have plenty of cold water to drink because the heat is here, and it is here to stay. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

High temperatures Thursday in Philly are expected to top out at 89 degrees, but there is a chance a few locations across the region could hit 90.

There will be a slight drop in temperature before rewarming heading into the Fourth of July, the NWS said, showing temperatures between 85 and 89 degrees Monday and 85 and 90 degrees Tuesday before being between 87 and 92 degrees Wednesday. This will lead to heat indices ranging from 100 to 105. Combined with the humidity, it could feel as hot as 110. A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert has been issued for Sunday in Baltimore. Victims of this illness should be treated in the same ways as those with heat exhaustion but do not give fluids. Take extra precautions.if you work or spend time outside.

Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day.

Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency and warrants calling 911, according to officials.