The fourth heat wave of the season is bearing down on the Tri-State area with temperatures expected to hit the mid 90s by Tuesday afternoon.
With little relief in sight from the heat wave, the dangerously dry conditions gripping most of the United States may soon start having a noticeable impact on the price of food the public pays at the grocery store.
Consolidated Edison of New York has reinstated health insurance for 8,500 locked-out New York utility workers. Union spokesman John Melia said that the company “bowed to public pressure” in reinstating the health insurance.
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.
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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.
Tempers are rising along with the temperatures all over as the Tri-State Area’s latest bout with Mother Nature has left many high and dry.
Friday and Saturday are expected to be 92 and 94 degrees. If the forecast holds true, it will officially be a heat wave.
In the midst of the second extreme heat wave of the summer, some relief could be on the way in the form of rain. But that rain could potentially be dangerous.
The heat wave is in full effect again on Sunday. It’s sunny, hot and humid, and for the second consecutive day there is a heat advisory in effect for the Tri-State Area.
8,500 workers could walk off the job on Saturday night if the two sides can’t reach a deal. And with this second heat wave in full swing, Con Ed is calling the threat a dangerous game while union members continue to work outdoors to keep the power on.
A heat advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m., and it’s creating all kinds of problems — from air quality issues to a water shortage in New Jersey to open hydrants in New York City.
There could be some temporary relief however from a few thunderstorms. However, what could be even more worrisome is a looming strike by Con Edison workers.
Forecasters are predicting another round of severe heat and stifling humidity for the first weekend before the July Fourth holiday.
The storms brought rain, hail and lightning with them, bringing sudden changes in the sticky weather that lingered for days over the region
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