Heat today; Beryl Wednesday


Never mind the heat indexes approaching 100 degrees Tuesday afternoon — the National Weather Service is keepings its eye on the remains of Hurricane Beryl and the rain it’s bringing to Central New York.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a combination of temperatures around 90 degrees with high humidity make conditions feel warmer — ranging from 94 degrees in Cortland to 101 or 102 degrees in Ithaca.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors, the weather service advises. Outside, wear lightweight and loose clothing; limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening; and watch for symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Wednesday brings its own form of interesting weather. Hurricane Beryl, which left millions of people in Texas without power and at least seven people dead in Texas and Louisiana, is moving northeast. Forecasters expect it will drop 1 or even 2 inches of rain on greater Cortland, with a slight risk of flash flooding Wednesday afternoon and evening. The storm even brings the potential for tornadoes.