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City Enters Third Heat Wave Of The Summer

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The city entered its third heat wave Tuesday, as New Yorkers tried to beat the heat at local pools, beaches and cooling centers.

For the third day in a row, the thermometer went north of 90 degrees, with Central Park reaching 94 degrees, LaGuardia Airport reaching 93 degrees and JFK Airport reaching 96 degrees.

A citywide heat advisory remains in effect through at least 8 p.m. Thursday. High temperatures are expected to reach the mid- and upper 90s from Wednesday through Friday, and the humidity could make it feel more like 100 to 105 degrees.

All city pools and beaches are open.

Cooling centers will also be open around the five boroughs through at Thursday. To find the nearest one, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/oem.

Of course, it's not only the two-legged New Yorkers who are having trouble keeping cool. In Prospect Park, dog owners were looking for ways to help their four legged friends beat the heat.

"We've been to Brighton Beach, Jacob Riis, but we're still melting," said one dog owner.

"Not much you can do drink a lot of water, stay in the shade," said another dog owner.

Another option for New Yorkers looking to keep their cool is opening a fire hydrant, but residents are reminded to use an FDNY-approved spray cap.

They can be picked up at any local firehouse by anyone over the age of 18.

Last year, the city had four heat waves.

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