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Excessive Heat Watch
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. * LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, Livingston, and Ontario counties. * TIMING...From noon Friday through early Saturday evening. * HEAT INDEX VALUES...As high as 110. * IMPACTS...Heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged periods outdoors or in non-air conditioned locations. Prolonged heat is most dangerous for young children and the elderly. Car temperatures can reach lethal temperatures in minutes. An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.