The heat keeps coming, as another round of high temperatures are expected on the South Shore throughout the weekend.
Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s, peaking at around 93 degrees on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Humidity will also climb, make it feel anywhere between 5 to 10 degrees warmer than it actually is. It should be mostly sunny according to the forecasts, though isolated thunderstorms may pop up Saturday.
With soaring temperatures and building humidity, it will become important once again to remain hydrated at all times. Take frequent breaks from the sun in the shade – the temperature is always about 10 degrees cooler and less harmful to your skin there. Here are some more tips for beating the heat:
- Town beaches are now open to help you cool down.
- The is also open to swimmers.
- Ship Wreck Cove Spray Park in Bay shore is officially open for the season, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Check out the West Islip Patch Summer Guide for ideas on activities and events to keep your mind off of the weather.
- Wear clothing that is light in color and loose fitting – darker colors absorb more heat and tighter clothing will prevent your body from letting heat escape.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Sugar-filled drinks like soda should be avoided as they burn through your body faster when heated.
- Take frequent breaks from any physical activities throughout the day.
- Wear sunscreen – the excess ozone and clear skies will cause skin burns, especially for those of us more fairly toned.