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Feel The Heat, Westchester, Rockland: Advisory In Effect Through Thursday

A look at the Maximum Heat Index for Wednesday in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and surrounding areas.
A look at the Maximum Heat Index for Wednesday in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and surrounding areas. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

The combination of the heat along with the humidity will make it feel like it's in the mid-90s in much of the area Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.Even coastal sections will feel like the lower-90s.

A Heat Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday for Westchester and Rockland.

The highest heat index values will occur mainly during the afternoons both days, with heat stress possible during outdoor exertion or extended exposure, the National Weather Service said.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

An Air Quality Alert, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, has also been issued for Westchester and Rockland.

Wednesday's actual high temperature will climb just past 90 degrees. It will be mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

Thursday will be mostly sunny with the high temperature between 92 and 94 degrees and a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight into Friday.

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