An Air Quality Alert has been issued for Long Island as the temperatures hit the 90s on Friday, prompting Nassau County officials to open cooling centers to help beat the heat.
Upton-based National Weather Service forecasters issued the alert for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. They urge the public to limit strenuous outdoor activity during this time to avoid breathing in a heightened level of pollutants.
Eight cooling centers are open all day across Nassau after the forecast predicted a high of 93 before dropping down to 71 after sundown.
Saturday is forecast to be as high as 89 with a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms to cool things off at night. Sunday is forecast to be 87 with a 20-percent chance of showers in the evening.
The warm weather continues next week with highs of 85 for Monday, Tuesday and a forecast of 87 and sunny for Independence Day on Wednesday.
The cooling centers are as follows, according to Nassau officials:
The Anderson Recreation Center, 111 Oceanside Rd., Rockville Centre 516-678-9238, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport 516-377-2314, 6:15 a.m.-10 p.m.
William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl St., Hicksville 516-797-7900, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Manorhaven Beach Park, Manorhaven Boulevard, Manorhaven 516-869-6311, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Avenue and New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park 516-869-6311, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave, New Hyde Park 516-869-6311, 10a.m. – 8 p.m.
Charles J. Fuschillo Park, Carle Road at Broadmoor Lane, Carle Place 516-869-6311, 12p.m.-8 p.m.
Freeport Salvation Army, 66 Church St., Freeport, 9 a.m.-4: p.m.