Talk about hotter than the 4th of July.  The National Weather Service says the Twin Tiers will be looking at exactly those conditions for the very long holiday weekend.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

According to a Hazardous Weather Statement from NOAA’s Binghamton office: Heat Index values during the afternoon of Independence Day, Friday and again on Saturday will climb to between 90 to 95 across much of the area.

If, like most people, you are planning to be outside, be sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade or inside if possible.

Be aware the heat also affects your pets.  Make sure animals have access to shade and plenty of water.