NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Records could be smashed Monday as temperatures soar into the 90s across the Tri-State area.
Summer lovers and haters were out as the workweek got off to a hot and steamy start.
“It’s going from like jeans to shorts in a day, it’s weird but I hope it cools down,” said Sophia Barrett of the Upper East Side.
As CBS2’s Elise Finch reported, a dip in the jet stream over the eastern part of the country had allowed cool air to sink south, keeping things chilly for a few weeks.
Now, the jet stream is well to the north, and hot air is moving in making for a big change in the weather.
“This is just miserable out,” said Chelsea Simens from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “You can see the heat waves and you feel like the buildings are melting so it’s pretty foul but despite that you get the pockets of beauty where you get to go in the shade and just cool off.”
“It’s pretty unbearable to be in the sun right now,” said Evelyn Rajan of Briarcliffe Manor.
If you can’t beat the heat, crowds of sunbathers in Central Park over the last couple of days say join it.
Of course if you’re joining in make sure to drink plenty of water and take breaks in the shade to avoid illnesses like heat stroke and exhaustion, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.
And if the beach is more your scene, then sunblock is your friend.
Many cooled off in the water at Jones Beach on Sunday, but three Long Island beaches had to turn people away since they were filled to capacity.
But for those who were able to hit the beach, the water meant relief.
“Especially with the kids you know, it’s hard because they get cranky. They get more annoyed, so if you’re able to get near water or even a park it’s better,” Shumaila Azemi said.
Sunday’s extreme heat proved dangerous for some boaters in Rockland County who spent the day out on the Hudson River.
The Piermont Fire Department’s marine rescue unit was called to Pier 701 following a 911 call about unconscious people on a boat.
“When we arrived on scene our incident commander found there were three parties involved — they were suffering from severe heat stroke,” said Daniel Goswick of the Piermont Fire Department. “We found the vessel approximately a quarter mile north of the Piermont Pier.”
Rescuers towed the boat back to the pier.
The victims were treated at the scene for heat stroke and severe dehydration and then transported to Nyack Hospital.