NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The heat continued to stifle New York City as temperatures are expected to hover around the 90s this week.
A heat advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for New York City. Forecasters are calling for temperatures to hit or exceed 95 degrees again on Tuesday.
As of the late night hours, it was still 78 degrees in the city. The temperature Monday topped out at 92 in the city, and 96 in at the hot spot in Teterboro, N.J., CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn reported.
And along with the heat came a threat of severe weather.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued and dropped over the course of the day for Rockland and southern Orange counties, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. A severe thunderstorm watch was also issued and dropped Monday for almost all of New Jersey with the exception of the northeastern counties.
Strong storms were seen on Long Island Monday afternoon.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation also issued an air quality alert until 11 p.m. Monday for New York City, Westchester and Rockland counties. Hot weather can cause elevated ozone levels.
Officials recommend staying indoors in the air conditioning, drinking water regularly, putting on sunscreen, wearing loose-fitting clothing and taking a cool shower or bath.