An air quality health advisory has been issued for the New York City metropolitan area as temperatures soar into the upper 90s.
The advisory was issued for Wednesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The National Weather Service also issued a heat advisory for the city's five boroughs.
The city says cooling centers will be open for those seeking relief from the extreme heat.
Locations of cooling centers can be obtained by calling 311 or going on the website of the Office of Emergency Management, www.nyc.gov/oem.
Heat advisories are issued when temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher for two consecutive days.