Heat Wave in Capital Region Continues, Relief Is on the Way

The heat is impacting a couple of local businesses. 

Hattie's in Saratoga Springs was closed on Monday, and at Jumpin’ Jacks in Scotia, there was no food service for the first time in more than 50 years.

Owner Mark Lansing says temperatures were a scorching 135 degrees by the grill, and 103 inside the food stand.

The ice cream portion of Jumpin Jacks has stayed open. 

Lansing hopes to get some air conditioners and open the grill Tuesday.

With everyone cranking up their air conditioners and fans, it's putting a strain on National Grid. 

The utility says the power grid is holding up adequately, but officials are asking people to cut unnecessary electrical usage for the rest of the week. 

For example, use less of your hot water appliances like dishwashers and washing machines. 

And if you have a pool, make sure the pump isn't running all the time. 

In Troy, both municipal swimming pools are closed for a second straight summer because of budget issues. 

Mayor Patrick Madden says the facilities are old, they're not safe, and money is tight.

As a result, Madden says the question the city is facing is, if the money can be found, do they fix up both pools or just build one new one. 

In the meantime, Madden says fifteen spray pads are up and working across the city, and recreational programs at the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club, which will include swimming, will start next week.

WGY AccuWeather Forecast:


Tuesday: very hot and humid with some sunshine; a thunderstorm in spots this afternoon, high 94.

Tuesday night: warm and humid with patchy clouds, low 68.

Independence Day: sunny to partly cloudy, still quite hot and humid; perhaps an afternoon thunderstorm, high 94. 

Thursday: partly sunny with an afternoon thunderstorm around, high 92.

Friday: showers and a thunderstorm, mainly in the morning; otherwise, cloudy and not as hot,but still humid, high 81.

Saturday: less humid with plenty of sunshine, high 78.

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