A heat advisory is in effect as a mix of high temperatures and rain settle into the Huntington area.
The National Weather Service issues a heat advisory when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.
Because of the heat wave, the state is expanding hours that state beaches on Long Island are open to swimming.
- On Thursday and Friday, all Jones Beach, Robert Moses and Sunken Meadow fields will remain open to swimming for an additional hour until 8:00 PM. Heckscher, Hither Hills, Orient Beach and Wildwood will remain open to swimming for an additional hour until 7 PM. Montauk Downs Pool will remain open to swimming for an additional hour until 6:30 PM.
- On Saturday, swimming hours will remain open to swimming as stated above with the addition of Jones Beach Field 1 remaining open to swimming until 8 pm and Jones Beach West End 2 remaining open to swimming for an additional hour until 7 pm.
- The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous rip currents on the South Shore from Thursday afternoon until evening. Beachgoers are encouraged to stay out of the surf.