No Relief In Sight: Heat Wave Continues To Grip Tri-State Area
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Big Apple has seen 10 days of 90-degree weather so far this year, and Wednesday city just missed another one. However, that certainly won’t be the case for the rest of the week.
Believe it or not, Wednesday may have ended up being the most pleasant day of the week.
AccuWeather meteorologist Dave Bowers said to expect the worst on the “feels-like” scale over the next few days.
“The heat really builds over the next 72 hours,” Bowers said.
The next three days are expected to see temperatures in the middle to upper 90s. AccuWeather RealFeel temps could hit 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon.
An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. The earliest chance of any relief from the heat could come on Monday.
WCBS 880’s Craig Allen said the reason the area didn’t hit the 90-degree mark on Wednesday was due to wind from a southeast or southerly direction during the afternoon.
The UV index was at 10, meaning only 15 minutes in the sun could lead to a sunburn.
Cooling centers are open in New York City and Nassau County.
With a dome of heat moving into the northeast, the people who run the power grid in Connecticut and New England expect the flow of electricity to continue, uninterrupted.
WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story
Marsha Blaumberg, spokesperson for ISO New England, said the company expects a peak demand of about 27,300 megawatts, far short of its peak output of 28,100 megawatts back on Aug. 2, 2006.
“ISO manages the power grid. So, we direct power,” Blaumberg explained to WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “We’re like the air flight controller. We direct the power around New England to make sure it goes where demand is.”
Blaumberg said ISO New England is prepared and can even share power back and forth with ISO New York, if necessary.
In New York City, Con Edison chief spokesman Mike Clendenin said he expects at or near records but the utility doesn’t want to set a record.
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“Our crews have been getting ready all week for this very, very intense heat wave that’s coming. We know it’s going to be here from Thursday probably through Saturday and a little into Sunday. That’s going to create a lot of stress on the system for sure,” he said Wednesday.
But, he warned, “The humidity certainly contributes to the chances of cable failures and perhaps outages. So, our crews are ready.”
PSE&G in New Jesey also said it expects not to have any problems delivering power to the state. Crews are ready to handle any service interruptions.
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