The heat index values today, Monday, August 29, 2022, will be in the 90s in certain regions of New York. The National Weather Service-Buffalo is has issued a heat advisory warning. Residents should be careful and prepare for extreme heat today in Western and Central New York. The heat will cause high temperatures and humidity.

Hot and humid today with the heat index reaching the 90s this afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for portions of Western and Central NY for areas where the heat index is expected to reach or exceed 95, including Buffalo and Rochester. #nywx

According to Mayo Clinic,

Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher. The condition is most common in the summer months.

Infants, children, the elderly, and people with chronic medical conditions have a higher risk of being injured due to the heat today, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

People in the groups listed above and their loved ones should keep their eyes open for any symptoms of heat stroke or exhaustion today.

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