July 18, 2019 12:36 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Public swimming hours at Ontario Beach Park have been extended due to the heat and humidity.
The News10NBC First Alert Weather team has issued a Yellow Alert for Friday and Saturday with the heat index expected to reach at least 100 degrees in the Rochester area.
Lifeguards will remain on duty for people to continue swimming for an exta hour until 8 p.m., begnning Thursday and running through Saturday, July 20.
Normal hours for public swimming are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily through Labor Day. Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are on duty.
The Monroe County Department of Public Health advises that you can minimize the risks from the heat by taking the following steps:
Click here for additional heat safety tips from the National Weather Service Heat Safety Page.
Watch News10NBC and download the WHEC First Alert Weather app to stay informed.
The heat index is set to be over 100 degrees on Friday and Saturday. Stay cool out there!! pic.twitter.com/TczWdPGjH5— Robert Speta (@WHEC_RSPETA) July 18, 2019
Updated: July 18, 2019 12:36 PM
Created: July 18, 2019 11:25 AM
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