The oppressive humidity will continue another day in the Twin Tiers.

Broome, Tioga, Tompkins and Bradford counties are under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. August 8. Susquehanna, Chenango, Cortland and Delaware Counties are not included in the advisory area.

Overnight temperatures in the Greater Binghamton area failed to drop below 70 degrees and the dew point values were holding in the mid to upper 60s.  Dew point readings in the 60s fall in the humid range for the “feels like” temperature while readings in the 70s combined with warm temperatures put the heat index into oppressive or tropical.

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The National Weather Service says temperatures in the low to mid 90s for Monday, August 8, combined with dew points in the upper 60s to low 70s could make for heat index values between 95 and 100 degrees.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses if residents fail to take proper precautions.

The highest heat index values are projected to be located across lower elevations and in urban areas in the afternoon through early evening.

As has been the case several times this summer, health officials are advising residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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People who work outside are advised to limit their time in the heat and, when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

It is very important to keep water on hand if you have to be outside on road roads, construction projects or other work that is in the elements, take frequent breaks in the shade, know the signs of heat exhaustion and stroke and call 911 immediately for heat-related health emergencies.

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