It’s going to be a brutal week with several days straight of temperatures in the 90s in Nassau and Suffolk counties. A heat advisory is already in effect for this afternoon and into the evening until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures this high, combined with humidity can be dangerous, so be sure to keep hydrated, stay in shaded areas and take frequent breaks.
To help everyone stay cool, major Nassau County beaches and pools are extending their hours today as well as Tuesday and Wednesday. Pools at Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park, Nickerson Beach, North Woodmere, and Wantagh Park will be open until 8 p.m.
This week is what weather forecasters call a heat wave. It’s three or more consecutive days with the temperature above 90 degrees.
Long Island isn’t expected to see rain again until the weekend. The temperature also isn’t expected to come back down until Saturday evening.
Everyone is advised to take some time to check on the elderly, neighbors and pets. Safety tips have also been offered by Governor Cuomo.
Energy conservation is also important during this time to avoid power outages. It’s advised for everyone to set the air conditioner thermostat to no lower than 78 degrees and to turn off non-essential appliances or to use it during the early morning or very late in the evening.
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