Heat advisory issued for today in Orleans

Photo by Tom Rivers: These kids ride the Ferris wheel at the Orleans County 4-H Fair on Wednesday evening.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 July 2023 at 10:33 am

A heat advisory has been issued for today from noon to 8 p.m. for Orleans County with heat indexed in the mid to upper 90s expected.

The advisory includes Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga, Oswego, Genesee, Livingston and Ontario counties.

The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, the National Weather Service said.

“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” the Weather Service said. “When

possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.”

The forecast for the next few days includes mostly sunny and hot with a high near 90 today, followed by a high near 77 on Saturday with showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Sunday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 76 followed by a mostly sunny Monday with a high near 76.