Monday, July 22 will be mostly cloudy and not as hot with the high temperature around 85 degrees with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day and at night. It's likely that other counties will be added to the list; an excessive heat watch, the step before a warning, has already been issued for much of Upstate. Symptoms include hot, dry or red skin; lack of sweating, rapid pulse, body temperature of 103 degrees or higher, rapid, shallow breathing and confusion or loss of alertness. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors, the NWS said.
Storms are moving through the Chicago area Thursday morning ahead of an Excessive Heat Warning goes that goes into effect at noon.
Tubbs said the air temperature Saturday in Portland is expected to hit 96 degrees, equaling the record set in 1949. Michelle says the heat index - a gauge of how hot it feels outside based on the temperature and humidity - will make it feel like it is closer to 110 degrees on Friday and possibly as hot as 115 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.
To find a cooling center, call 311, or visit the NYC Cooling Center Finder at NYC.gov/beattheheat.
If you don't have A/C, hit up the malls or take in a movie if possible.
The weather service predicts that 123 temperature records will be broken, both record highs and record warm low temperatures at night. "That they have a place to be cool at". Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
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In several cities, buildings are being offered as cooling centers and residents are being asked to check on family and neighbors.
Protect your skin: The best way to stop skin from burning is to cover it with light weight, loose-fitting clothing and staying in the shade whenever possible.
And while this heat wave will break by early next week, it won't be the last.
A powerful cold front will do two big things for us on Monday.
Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, and worse, heat stroke, will be concerns through Saturday evening.
Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies.