Heat wave here to stay through end of the week

STEVE ROSSIN PHOTO | Erin Walsh from Schmitt Family Farms tries to keep cool by staying in shade while spraying vegetables.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s today as part of the heat wave that has hit Long Island this week.

The National Weather Service said the warm weather is here to stay until Saturday when a low pressure system is expected to move in and bring cooler temperatures.

Long Island Power Authority is reporting fewer than five outages right now in Riverhead and is expecting power to be restored to affected customers by 2 p.m. There are about 60 reported outages altogether on Long Island as of Tuesday morning.

Town of Southold Supervisor Scott Russell has urged residents to use designated cooling centers to avoid the high heat and humidity. The Human Resource Center located at 750 Pacific Avenue has will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and local libraries are offering services as well.

As a result of the hot weather this week, the Town of Riverhead has decided to keep local beaches open until 7 p.m. through Friday.

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