BROOKLYN - Many residents enjoyed the outdoors Friday despite a heat advisory that was in effect for Brooklyn.

The city extended swimming hours to 8 p.m. Friday at Olympic and intermediate-sized pools to help New Yorkers keep cool.

Health officials recommended staying indoors and staying hydrated. They also recommended going to a cooling center, like a public library or senior center.

They also said it is important to check in on neighbors, especially the elderly, during the warmer temperatures.

News 12 meteorologists say relief is on the way with showers and cooler temperatures predicted for the weekend.