Weather: Hudson Valley braces for heat wave

News 12 Meteorologist Brysen Van Eck says that high temperatures over the next four days should reach into the 90's.

News 12 Meteorologist Brysen Van Eck says that high temperatures over the next four days should reach into the 90's. (7/22/16)

NYACK - Crowds of Hudson Valley residents are heading to beaches and pools to beat the heat as the area is facing days of temperatures in the upper 90's.

A breeze was coming off the Hudson River Friday night as residents listened to jazz and cooled off after a sweltering summer day.

The weekend is only expected to get hotter so Westchester County beaches and pools will be open an extra hour this Saturday and Sunday.

"I think it's great for the kids to cool off and have a great time and enjoy their summer," said Tina Flores. "You know, there's not too much to do around the neighborhood if you can't really get wet. It's either AC or come out to [the] pool."

Officials say it’s important to drink plenty of water because heat stroke and exhaustion can sneak up on people. They also say it’s important to check in on young children, senior or those with health issues. 

Warning signs of heat exhaustion or stroke can include headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness and cool, moist, pale or flushed skin.

The good news is that the humidity is expected to drop on Sunday, making for a more comfortable day.

High temperatures are expected to dip back into the high-80s starting on Tuesday.

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