Capital Region cities are preparing for stifling heat and humidity forecast for the July 4th holiday.
With the mercury rising Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan invites residents to visit city pools and "look out for your neighbors." "It's important when people are outside to make sure that they're staying hydrated, keeping their kids hydrated and of course using that sunscreen."
Troy Mayor Patrick Madden says dress cool... "Stay out of the sun between 10 and 2, all the lessons that your mother taught you, drink plenty of fluids, don't exert yourself, it's not a good day to go out and run if it's 98 percent humidity."
Madden says Troy will provide fire hydrant sprinklers and splashpads for neighborhood kids.