Hot, sticky weather will cling to ME this week


No break on July 4, with a high near 89 degrees.

Temperatures will top out near 100 Sunday afternoon. Inland, expect highs between 90 and 95... but factor in the humidity, the heat index will top out between 100 and 105.

Do not leave a pet in a vehicle: Even with windows rolled down, temperatures inside a auto can still be 15 degrees higher than outside, experts say. The director the New York State Office for the Aging is warning senior citizens and their caregivers about high temperatures.

Nighttime temperatures, which AccuWeather forecasts will only drop to the middle or upper 70s, will not help with cooling.

On Tuesday, a high near 90 is forecasted with partly sunny skies.

"High pressure will be in place over the region today, leading to another very hot and humid day with risky heat", the National Weather Service said. Some rain may linger into Friday.

Unlike the previous hot days, this one may contain a few thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening. "Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors".

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Residents are warned to "drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun", the agency says.

"Heat exhaustion is on the milder side; that's when you first feel that you're dehydrated, you're sweating a lot, you're nauseous", said Dr. Eric Shobitz, a pediatric emergency doctor at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Do not forget to check in on elderly neighbors and those with breathing issues.

Never leave a pet or a person in a auto.

Under those circumstances, you should move to a cooler location, loosen your clothes, lie down, apply wet, cool cloth to as much of your body as possible and sip water. Although it ended up a little cooler than yesterday in many spots, it was actually a touch warmer in the city.

Public pool hours are extended until 8 p.m. through Sunday.

Most of the region will remain dry, but still humid and hot for our Independence Day. See Con Edison's outage mapto see the latest information on when power will return.