NEW YORK — The heat wave that has enveloped the five boroughs, combined with the humidity pressing down on the city, is not over just yet.
With the heat advisory extended until 8 p.m. Saturday, residents should prepare for temperatures to feel over 100 degrees, according to PIX 11 meteorologist Linda Church.
The weather is expected to feel just as muggy and uncomfortable over the next four days, and flash thunderstorms at any point are possible.
The National Weather Service warns that the combination of heat and humidity increases the risk of heat-related health issues, especially for the elderly and those with existing health problems.
Especially in the extreme heat, children and pets should not be left alone in vehicles.
Cooling centers throughout the city are available for residents to escape the extreme heat. They can be located by calling 311 or visiting nyc.org/oem.
Pointers to stay cool and healthy during the heat wave include staying in air conditioned places, avoiding strenuous activity and time in the sun, and checking on neighbors that are elderly or living alone.