Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the extreme heat expected to blanket the state later this week. 

Heat and humidity are expected to be on the rise, starting Monday. They'll peak Tuesday and Wednesday with "feels like" temperatures predicted to exceed 100.

Governor Hochul urging New Yorkers to stay up to date on alerts in their and check on people throughout the week. 

"Now, we must be cognizant of the fact that heat is the number one cause of death for weather-related fatalities here in the United States. So, no matter what your health is, no matter what age you are, where you live, there are going to be dangers for extreme heat and weather beginning immediately," she said. 

If you don't have air conditioning at home, the governor's office encourages you to find free places to cool off, like libraries, pools and malls. 

You can find cooling centers near you here