High Heat Continues with Strong Thunderstorms Possible Sunday Evening

High heat continues Sunday with heat indices in the upper 80s to mid-90s. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms remain possible in the evening from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. A total of 0.25 inch of rain is expected with locally higher amounts possible. Lightning, strong to damaging winds, and large hail is possible with thunderstorms. Nuisance flooding in low lying and poorly drained areas is possible during periods of heavy rainfall.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

  • Use your air conditioner. Check on your neighbors to make sure they stay safe and cool.
  • People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk for experiencing heat illness.
  • Avoid strenuous activity.
  • Active children, adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
  • Know the signs of heat illness:
    • Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know has:
    • Hot dry skin.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Rapid heartbeat.
    • Confusion, disorientation, or dizziness.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • If you or someone you know feels weak or faint, go to a cool place and drink water. If there is no improvement, call a doctor or 911.
  • Visit the NYC Health Department’s Emergencies: Extreme Weather Heat - NYC Health webpage for more information.
  • Keep your pets safe:
  • Avoid dehydration: Pets can dehydrate quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water. Walk your dog in the morning and evening: When the temperature is very high, do not let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Your pet's body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn.
  • Know when your pet is in danger: Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, unresponsiveness, or even collapse.

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.

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