The heat advisory continues today, as today's expected high of 96 degrees coupled with humidity will make it feel miserable. According to the National Weather Service, "A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS...OR 100 DEGREES FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER." And if you need a cooling center, the Office of Emergency Management has a cooling center locator.
The heat index, which combines temperature and relative humidity, is expected to go into the three digits today. Con Ed also wants you to know they are trying to stay on top of things: Senior vice president John Miksad told WCBS 2, “We have all our crews ready and waiting for a response to anything that comes our way. If there is some failure, we’ll be there, we’ll find it and restore as quickly as possible.”