MIDTOWN— On the 40th anniversary of the big New York City blackout, New Yorkers are faced with the prospect of extreme heat and humidity descending for the day.
A heat advisory warning was issued through 6 p.m. Thursday, with temperatures climbing to 92, according to the National Weather Service. However, the combination of the heat and humidity will have make it feel in the 95- to 99-degree range.
Officials also reminded New Yorkers to check on others most vulnerable to the heat.
"I urge everyone to think about their safety and the safety of others around them by checking in on family, friends, neighbors, senior citizens, and those with chronic health conditions," said Office Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito.
Cooling centers will be open throughout the city to those needing to combat the extreme temperatures, the Office of Emergency Management announced.
An air quality alert was also issued from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Those in need of the nearest cooling center can call 311 or visit the city’s Cooling Center Finder at www.nyc.gov/beattheheat.