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.
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.
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.
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.
The storms brought rain, hail and lightning with them, bringing sudden changes in the sticky weather that lingered for days over the region
Get ready for some serious heat!
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.
Here are some quick tips from the NYC Office of Emergency Management designed to help you stay safe and beat the heat.
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.
To find a cooling center in the Big Apple, click here.
The health department and emergency management office said cooling centers will be open as the heat index climbs.