(NEW YORK) — It’s been a hot weekend in the Northeast as temperatures in New York City Sunday are expected to rise above 90 degrees for the third straight day.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the city and parts of New Jersey, as high humidity will make temperatures feel well over 100 degrees.
“When the humidity levels are so high, that moisture has no place to go so you sweat and the sweat stays on you,” explained National Weather Service Meteorologist Michael Silva in New York City. “And when the sweat stays on you the heat stays on you.”
Silva said the combination of high temperatures and humidity can be dangerous for children and the elderly.
“Heat is one of the number one killers in terms of weather related fatalities,” he said. “That’s why we suggest people take extra precaution in these events of extreme heat.”
Residents are advised to stay inside and out of the sun when possible, and to drink plenty of fluids.
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