Heat Advisory in Effect For Parts of the Hudson Valley
If you thought it has been feeling a little more humid each day this weekend, you weren't imagining things and it's about to feel even more humid over the next few days. When dew points are in the 60's, it's uncomfortable, when they are in the 70's it can be oppressive.
Which is why the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, and Greene counties from noon through 8 pm on Monday. While the thermometer will read temperatures in the upper 80's to low 90's, when you add in dew points in the 60's and 70's, it will feel like the upper 90's.
The National Weather Service cautions everyone about heat-related illnesses. Make sure you drink plenty of water, stay in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible, and stay out of the sun. It's also a good idea to check on neighbors and elderly relatives.
If you plan to do any work outside, it's best to do it in the early morning or later in the evening. Wearing light, loose-fitting clothing will also help keep you cool. Take it easy over the next few days and stay cool!