Heat Advisory In Effect

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It's enough to take your breath away.

Temperatures around the north country hit the mid to upper 80s Monday and they could soar into the 90s later this week.

"It is hot, very humid, very sunny and it's caught us off guard," said Mark Knowles, a physician assistant at Watertown Urgent Care.

It's so hot that Governor Cuomo issued a statewide heat advisory.

With excessive heat and high humidity comes the risk of heat exhaustion and even stroke - something everyone should be cautious of, but especially young children and the elderly.

"I always have my iced tea. Got to keep hydrated. You know, sit in the shade," said Jeanne Constance, who was trying to keep cool.

If you enjoy being outdoors, there are things you can do to stay cool.

Stay in the shade, drink a lot of water and wear lighter colors.

"Light colors, very light in nature and not very tight so your clothing can breathe, so your skin can breathe," said Knowles.

Pamela Winn spent the afternoon with her grandkids at Thompson Park in Watertown.

"They have ice cold grapes. They have water. Everybody has got water bottles. We have sunscreen on - trying to stay in the shade a little bit," she said.

So whether you're playing at the park or just out for a nice walk, remember the heat can be dangerous, so play it cool.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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