With higher temperatures come more sunny days, but it also brings its fair share of risks.

Broome County Health Department Public Program Coordinator Michael Bender said, "We're expecting a sustained number of days with high temperatures and because of that, we want to make sure that everyone's as safe as they can be."

According to the CDC, 90% of skin cancer is developed from excessive UV exposure and your risk of getting melanoma doubles after five sunburns.

There are a few simple ways you can protect yourself from the heat.

"The best way to protect yourself is to see all of the heat during the hottest part of the day. So if you have to go outside and work or if you need to, you know, do exercise, do that during the cooler times of the day, in the morning and night, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, make sure you wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, protect yourself," said Bender.

There are two main illnesses to be aware of that could be life-threatening, heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Bender says, "Those are both conditions where your body is not able to cool itself down and you can become sick because of that. Heat stroke is more severe and that's where you really see someone's level of consciousness change. So become confused, and dizzy, they can pass out, become unconscious. So that's very serious and you should seek medical attention or call 911 immediately." 

And of course, stay hydrated with plenty of water, and look out for others who may show signs of heat-related illness.