Fox Weather Meteorologist Amy Freeze said a brutal stretch of scorching temperatures begins Tuesday with no immediate relief in sight, with a forecast full of 90-degree days threatening the safety of New Yorkers.
Freeze said the temperature is set to exceed 90 degrees this week, and that streak could continue into the following week.
“I can’t emphasize enough that it’s supposed to be hot during the summer, but it’s the consecutive 90-degree days that make it really hard for our bodies to handle,” Freeze said.
“If you don’t have air conditioning, you don’t have a lot of time to cool off in the evening hours because our temperatures don’t drop as dramatically in the summer,” Freeze added.
According to reports, eight consecutive days of 90-degree weather or higher would account for one of the 10 hottest stretches in the history of New York City.
Moreover, Freeze said Thursday would likely be the hottest day of the upcoming heat wave with a high of 97, but Friday could feel even hotter without any cloud cover in the forecast.