Stay Safe in the Heat Wave

Forecast highs for Saturday from the National Weather Service

Forecast highs for Saturday from the National Weather Service

Now, don't let the comfortable, calm and cloudy conditions this morning fool you, dewpoints climb to near 70 later today, with high temperatures near 90.

With a heat wave set to send temperatures to historic highs across much of the USA this weekend, Centre County residents should also plan for soaring temperatures.

Northeast Ohio will be under an extreme heat warning from Friday at noon until Saturday at 8 p.m., which by National Weather Service standards means that heat and humidity is likely to cause heat-related stress or illness if you're exposed for too long or exert yourself too much outdoors. A parked vehicle in 95 degree heat can reach 129 degrees inside if the auto is left out for 30 minutes, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the lower elevations of Central New York.

And while this heat wave will break by early next week, it won't be the last.

The Environmental Protection Agency's live air quality tracker reported that the air was "unhealthy" this week for sensitive groups in a stretch of the East Coast from Baltimore to Bridgeport, Connecticut, including Philadelphia and New York City.

After the front moves through we'll dry out and finally cool off!

The race organizers said they were "unable to provide either a safe event experience or an alternate race weekend". Saturday is the peak of the heat and humidity, continuing into Sunday with not much relief through the overnight hours.

Heat Stroke is a medical emergency and should be taken very seriously.

NY is expected to see its hottest temperatures of the summer so far this weekend along with Washington D.C. which could see numbers over 100 for the first time since August 2016, Weather.com reported. Cooling centers have been opened across the city. Make sure you're drinking liquids even when you don't feel like you need it, especially if you're sweating.

Stay indoors if possible.