Record Heat Prompts Warnings

Thursday's record heat - 98 degrees - has led the National Weather Service to issue an Excessive Heat Warning for Rochester and much of Western New York.

The warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The heat and the humidity will increase the likelihood people will suffer heat-related illness.

Rochester passed the record high temperature for July 21 (97 degrees in 1994) early in the afternoon.

The City of Rochester has activated its Cool Sweep program Thursday and Friday.