Late Summer Scorcher Hits Tri-State Area
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The calendar may say September, but the weather is behaving like the hottest part of summer.
The Tri-State area is dealing with another hot and muggy day. Temperatures Tuesday were expected to be above 90 degrees in many parts of the region and with high humidity, it will feel even hotter, the National Weather Service said.
The predicted high for the city was 92, but at noon CBS 2’s Elise Finch got a temperature reading of 93 in Central Park. The last time it was 92 degrees in the city was Sept. 11, 2013.
So far this year, the city has only had six 90-degree days, CBS 2’s John Elliott reported.
“If you’re staying indoors, then you’re sitting under the AC and you’re not really active,” Litiek Holder said, who didn’t want to keep his 4-year-old daughter inside. “It’s not giving her a chance to interact with other kids.”
“Summer finally showed up, yeah. We’ll take it though. This is how it is supposed to be,” Heather Fermin told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond as she and coworker Lisa DuRussel took their lunch break in a lower Manhattan park.
“My tomatoes are loving it,” Aida Castillo of Brooklyn told CBS 2’s Alice Gainer.
Even though her garden might be liking the heat, Castillo said she’s thankful for cold showers and ice cream,
Not everyone is happy about the timing of this late summer warm up.
“I expected this weather in early August, now it’s September, I’m ready for it to cool off,” said Karen Sievleki of the Upper West Side.
“It’s odd, it feels weird because now everybody is going back to school you’re supposed to be buying fall clothes, but I’m still wearing shorts and thinking about the beach,” said Barbara Heller of the Upper West Side.
“This is my first day at my new job. Having to wear the suit and come to the office, pretty difficult for a first day,” Amir Shakoorian told Finch.
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“This heat is going to be brutal, so I’m going to call it a short day,” said Daniel McDermott of Washington Heights.
Jonathan Minond of Forest Hills said he’s fine with the late summer heat but the humidity, not so much.
“The humidity makes you sweat and you feel like you’re walking through a sauna. That’s my biggest problem with it. It’s tiring and you have to drink like gallons of water,” he said.
“It’s too hot, too much humidity, I think this is the worst day in this year,” one man in Brooklyn told 1010 WINS’ John Montone reported.
“I hate it,” one woman said. “The humidity is what’s awful.”
Air quality advisories are in effect in some parts of the area and thunderstorms are possible this evening.
Long Islanders could find some relief by taking a swim. Six Nassau County beaches that were closed on Labor Day have reopened to bathing.
Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach, North Hempstead Beach Park, Sea Cliff Village Beach, Tappen Beach and Theodore Roosevelt Beach were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels.
It’s expected to be in the upper 80s the rest of the week.
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