WESTFIELD, NJ — According to The National Weather Service, a heat advisory remains in effect for Westfield and the surrounding area until Sunday, June 7, at 8 p.m. A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. The hottest conditions on Sunday are expected to occur during the afternoon.
The National Weather Service recommends taking precautions if you work or spend time outside—wear light-weight and loose-fitting clothing and drink plenty of water. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool location.
Officials recommend checking on elderly neighbors
If you believe someone could be suffering heat stroke—a condition resulting from excessive exposure to intense heat characterized by high fever, collapse and sometimes convulsions or coma—call 911.
With temperatures in the 90s today, many local families headed to Westfield’s Memorial Pool to keep cool. Nearby, Fanwood Police took the step of designating The Chelsea Senior Living Center, located at 295 South Avenue, as a cooling station.