THE BRONX - Bronx residents may be feeling the heat outside, but may also be experiencing the common cold.

Dr. Rita Ahuja says scorching temperatures and high humidity can heighten vulnerabilities to different viruses and aggravate allergic reactions.

Dr. Ahuja says the best thing to do is run errands early in the day and avoid the heat and humidity.

Forecasters say that Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a chance of a thunderstorm. Temperatures will reach 88 degrees.