The latest weather updates have gone to show that New Yorkers are in for dangerously hot days starting today morning and lasting until tomorrow.
Summer heat and humidity have returned to the tri-state with a vengeance mid-week, with temperatures near or above 90 degrees in Central Park to kick off the stretch of sweltering summer weather in New York City this summer.
According to experts, Thursday may be the worst day the dangerous heat clamps down. Afternoon temperatures will be in the low to mid-90s, though the heat index level will make it feel like it’s at or above 100 for NYC and New Jersey; other places will still feel like they’re in the mid to upper 90s, with the coastline faring the best.
The National Weather Service issued heat advisories for nearly the entire tri-state area, with the exception of the Jersey Shore and pockets of the Hudson Valley. The heat advisory lasts from 11 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Friday. Additionally, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued Wednesday an air quality health advisory for the Big Apple from 11 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Thursday.
“Dangerous heat and high humidity are returning to New York City this week and we encourage New Yorkers to take precautions to avoid exposure to the extreme conditions,” New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said. “Remember to stay hydrated and if you are venturing outdoors, avoid strenuous activity, and wear lightweight clothing.”