Area Looks to Beat the Heat on First Day of Summer
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo's Delaware Park was rather busy early Wednesday morning. It was mostly filled with runners, walkers, and bikers getting in an early workout before the temperatures started to heat up.
Temperatures in Western New York are expected to top 90 degrees and it will feel more like 100 degrees at points.
The state has issued an Air Quality Alert for the area today and you're asked to limit physical activity during peak hours and take it easy. You should also make sure to keep an eye on your pets and the elderly.
Some of the early risers who wanted to beat the heat shared their tips with us.
Buffalo resident Katrina Delany said, "We get out here early in the morning. We start off about 6 a.m. and you're done before the sun gets good and up. It's (the weather) OK with me. I'm a Buffalo native so a little bit of summer goes a long way for me."
The city of Buffalo has also opened cooling centers for people. You can find a list of this by clicking on this link: List of cooling centers .
Also, splash pads are also open in the city of Buffalo for kids to cool down.