Bronx residents try to stay cool amid sweltering heat

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Many Bronx residents are attempting to stay cool Sunday, which is expected to be the hottest of the weekend.

News 12 meteorologists expect today to hit the upper-90s, but it’ll feel like triple digits, around 105 degrees.

The city's Office of Emergency Management suggests wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing, avoiding strenuous activity between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and covering exposed skin with sunscreen.

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Many residents say they are either going to the park to be in the shade or going to the beach to cool off.

A group of men playing softball in Soundview Park told News 12 they had conflicting views about playing in the extreme heat. One man said he thought the game should've been canceled due to dangerous conditions. However, several others say they were well prepared with water and ice packs.

Looking ahead to tonight, meteorologists say it will dip down to 78 degrees. They say it will still be very warm so it might be uncomfortable to sleep for those who do not keep air conditioning on overnight.

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