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A girl plays in the fountain in Washington Square Park on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sweltering Conditions Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.

07/16/2013

July 5 Heat, Sun

Blazing Heat, Humidity Make For Misery Across Tri-State Area

The outside world felt like a trip to the steam room Friday – and the trend was expected to continue through the weekend with temperatures forecast in the 90s each and every day.

07/05/2013

Saturday's Forecast (Credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Braces For Hottest Day Of The Year, Record-Setting Temperatures

Saturday tied for the hottest day of the year in 2012, maxing out at 95 degrees in midtown Manhattan. The figure fell short of the 100-degree record in the city, which was set only two years ago.

07/07/2012

A man relaxes on a bench in the along the High Line park during warm weather. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Continues As Temperatures Expected To Hit Near-Record Highs Saturday

Forecasters are calling for Saturday to be very hot and humid with highs in New York City expected to near 100 degrees with heat indexes reaching 105 to 110 degrees.

07/06/2012

Photo by Jenny Lubkin, CBSNewYork.com

Powerful Storms Bring Rain, Hail & Lightning To Heat-Smothered Tri-State

The storms brought rain, hail and lightning with them, bringing sudden changes in the sticky weather that lingered for days over the region

06/22/2012

Bronx residents cooling off to beat the hear. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Hits Record-High 102; Excessive Heat Warning Until Late Friday

Teterboro, N.J., reached 100 degrees and Central Park hit a high of 97. With the humidity factored in, the 97-degree temperature in Central Park actually felt like 109 degrees.

07/21/2011

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Heat-Beating Tips From NYC Office Of Emergency Management; Cooling Centers Open Tuesday

Here are some quick tips from the NYC Office of Emergency Management designed to help you stay safe and beat the heat.

07/11/2011

A man tries to cool himself with a bottle of water. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE)

New York City To Open Cooling Centers As Tri-State Readies For Heat Wave

A Heat Advisory will in effect from noon to 8 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday because of temperatures in the mid 90′s.

06/07/2011

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09/01/2010

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NYC Opens Cooling Center During 2-Day Heat Wave

The health department and emergency management office said cooling centers will be open as the heat index climbs.

CBS 2–08/04/2010