Extreme heat expected today and tomorrow with dangerously high heat indices

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

The Excessive Heat Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, while an Excessive Heat Watch will be in effect from Monday evening through Monday evening.

"Heat and humidity continues through this week, driving heat index values at or above 95 degrees through at least Thursday", the advisory said.

The pollutant of concern is "ground level ozone concentrations" and "fine particles", according to AccuWeather.

A heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures will occur and cautions people against participating in strenuous outdoor activity - especially during midday hours - and to drink plenty of water.

As New York City makes its way through the first heat wave of the season, Americans can expect slightly lower temps as they celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday. Mostly sunny start, the clouds increase with pop-up storm chances.

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"Right now, there's still a couple clouds around", he said Sunday afternoon. Those numbers were justthe air temperatures.

Greenalalt said the temperatures expected today in the Cleveland area are about 8 to 10 degrees higher than the average 82 degrees for this time of year.

If temperature forecasts hold, New York City could blow past that and see 90 degree temperatures through Thursday. AccuWeather is making similar predictions.

Service meteorologists said "hit or miss" rain showers and thunderstorms are also expected to sweep across the Bay State on Tuesday. Showers will very likely linger into early Friday. In fact, Heat Advisories and an Air Quality Alert have again been posted for today as we're experiencing similar conditions to what we experienced Yesterday.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded and air-conditioned areas. "Keep in mind to drink plenty of fluids, wear light-colored loose fitting clothing, and take advantage of air-conditioning". Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, in which authorities said auto interiors can reach lethal temperatures within minutes.

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