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Humidity returns as heat advisories remain active

The National Weather Service says the new work week is going to start off hot and steamy.

As result, a Heat Advisory has been issued until 9 pm on Saturday for most of the region. Those counties in the advisory include, Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Monroe.

Temperatures will climb into the 90s, with heat indexes approaching the middle-90s. Combined with humidity, it will make the airmass in place feel oppressive.

The National Weather Service issued the following statement as the advisory was issued:

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun…and check in
on relatives and neighbors.

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.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and
shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency – call 9-1-1.

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