High heat & humidity prompts advisory
Governor Cuomo has issued a heat advisory covering all of New York because of temperatures in the 90's.
He's urging all New Yorkers to protect themselves by drinking plenty of water and limiting strenuous, outdoor activity. But Cuomo is also asking the public to check on the welfare of elderly neighbors and relatives. The elderly are especially at risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.
The City of Buffalo has opened three air conditioned cooling centers to help residents cope with the heat. Seniors citizens can visit the Richmond/Summer Senior Center, Schiller Park Senior Center and CRUCIAL on Moselle Street to escape the heat.
The city's 11 splash pads will also be open an additional hour each day through Wednesday. All city pools are also open, with only Centennial pool staying open an additional hour each day through Wednesday.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Mitchell says it will be hot and humid for the rest of the week, but he doesn't expect any high temperature records to be broken.
"Most of our records are in the mid 90's...and we will not come close to that," Mitchell said.
Buffalo averages three days a year of above 90 degree temperatures.
"Our temps will probably be just a little bit cooler right along the lake shore," he said.
Mitchell says a cold front is expected to cross the region late Friday and Saturday bringing showers, cooler temperatures and less humidity.