Be careful today as Buffalo will experience what feels like scorching heat, although the high will only be around 85 degrees. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the city today. The advisory is in effect until 7 pm today. The counties affected by the heat in Western New York today include Northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, and Genesee. The heat may negatively affect people's health,

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

According to the morning weather report for today, August 26, 2021, on Power 93.7 WBLK from Jonathon Cubit of WIVB Channel 4, which airs during the Steve Harvey Morning Show, it may feel like 100 degrees today,

Heat and humidity continue to plague Western New York for another day. We're gonna see temperatures close to record high, as we're going to tap out in the upper 80s, lower 90s. Factoring in that humidity, all of WNY will feel like we're well into the 90s, some spots will feel like we're in the lower 100s even.

Here are some tips to avoid heat illnesses, including heat exhaustion, heatstroke or even death:

- Stay hydrated - drink plenty of water and electrolytes
- Do not leave children or pets unattended in parked vehicles
- Stay indoors in an air-conditioned area
- Avoid doing any strenuous activities, like exercise during the hottest times of the day
- Wear breathable clothing
- Avoid direct sunlight, if at all possible

Cool Down at Splash Pads in Buffalo

The City of Buffalo Splash Pads are open, according to its website. Keep in mind that the pools at some Splash Pad locations may not be open. Here are the 10 Splash Pad locations around Buffalo.

-Allison Pool & Splash Pad – 50 Rees St.
-Cazenovia Splash Pad at Cazenovia Park – 25 Cazenovia St.
-Centennial Splash Pad and Pool
-Houghton Pool and Splash Pad at Houghton Park -1675 Clinton St.
-Kensington Pool and Splash Pad – 665 Kensington Ave.
-Lanigan Splash Pad – 150 Fulton St.
-Lincoln Splash Pad – 10 Quincy St.
-Masten Pool and Splash Pad – Best St. and Orange St.
-Roosevelt Splash Pad – Roosevelt Ave. & Martha Ave.
-Schiller Splash Pad at Schiller Park

When I called the City of Buffalo Pool information line this morning, I was told that the splash pads have extended the hours again today due to the heat. They will stay open an extra hour, until 8 pm.

As someone who has lived in many hot climates - Arizona, Florida and North Carolina - I can tell you that heat illnesses are a real thing. Please take the heat advisory seriously and stay safe!

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