Another Hot Day on Tap
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 p.m. with a heat index of 100-104 degrees expected.
It's summer, so it shouldn't be a surprise it'll be hot. But it'll be hot enough Saturday for a heat advisory.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 p.m. Temperatures are expected to climb into the middle to upper 90s. Combined with high humidity levels, the temperatures will produce a heath index of 100-104 degrees.
The pool could be a spot to cool off on Saturday. It's open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., but the Funtastic Swim Day starts at noon. It features a cannonball contest, races and a DJ starting at 2 p.m. It's free for pool members.
The pool's information line is 973-564-7762, and the office line is 973-376-3822 when the pool is open.
Maybe you want to see out an ice cream cone. Coco in downtown Millburn is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday. They offer gelato and frozen yogurt. Cafe Luna is also on Main Street and is open for lunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. On the menu is gelato and sorbeto made on site. Haagen-Dazs is also downtown and open noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. They offer a variety of ice cream, frozen yogurt and other frozen treats.
The Millburn-Short Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross offers these tips to deal with the heat:
- Never leave children or pets alone in an enclosed vehicle.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- Eat small meals, and eat more often.
- Avoid extreme temperature changes.
- Wear loose-fitting, light-colored, lightweight clothing.
- Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day.
- Postpone outdoor sports and activities.
- Use the buddy system when working outdoors in the excessive heat.
- Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
- Check on family, friends and neighbors, who do not have air conditioning, who spend a lot of time alone or may be affected by the heat.
- Check on your animals frequently to make sure they are not suffering because of the heat.
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