Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 20:50

The National Weather Service has extended the Heat Advisory for New York City until 7:00 PM Friday evening.

Additionally, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory, which is effective until 11:00 PM tonight. These conditions are dangerous to health.

Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling Centers are open today and will be open tomorrow.

For locations, hours, and more information on avoiding heat illness and the Air Quality Index, visit or call 311.