Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:49

According to national forecasters, this heat wave is expected to end soon with welcomed rain. The National Weather Service has extended the Heat Advisory for New York City until 7:00 PM this evening, but it's already beginning to cool off.

In the meantime, avoid strenuous activity and anyone without air conditioning, especially older adults and people with chronic health conditions should know that they're at most risk. Cooling Centers are open today.

For locations, hours, and more information on avoiding heat illness and the Air Quality Index: