Updated 07/06/2012 11:32 PM
Latest Hot Spell Could Reach Dangerous Levels
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The city sweated through another 90-degree day on Friday and New Yorkers are bracing for Saturday's expected poor air quality and dangerously hot temperatures.
There is an excessive heat warning in effect for the city from noon through 6 p.m. Saturday. The temperature may reach 95 to 100 degrees and feel as high as 105 degrees due to humidity.
An air quality health alert will also be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. People with asthma and other respiratory issues and the very young and very old should stay indoors during that time.
Scattered thunderstorms could take place between Saturday afternoon to Sunday.
Seven of the past nine days have seen the thermometer reach 90 degrees.
All of next week is expected to see highs in the 80s.
New Yorkers tried desperately to stay cool as temperatures stayed high above 90 degrees Friday.
The Health Department is reminding New Yorkers to be careful and to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
To stay hydrated, residents can visit one of the city's many water-on-the-go public drinking fountains set up throughout the city. To find a location, call 311 or go to nyc.gov/dep.
The city will keep its cooling centers open on Saturday. To find the center closest to you, call 311 or go to nyc.gov/oem.
Residents are also urged to conserve energy and check on your older neighbors and pets to make sure they are coping with the high temperatures.
The city's beaches are open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and city pools are open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information on beaches and pools, go to nyc.gov/parks.
Another way to keep cool is to set up a spray cap at a fire hydrant. Residents can get a spray cap from local fire houses to use on hydrants. You must be at least 18 years old to get one.