Hot town: Big Apple will keep sweating into the weekend

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – The big headline around the tri-state area will be heat related difficulties for the next three days.  The progression, or heat momentum, will cause emergency rooms to treat more and more people who are young, old or have respiratory problems.

Heat fatalities have already numbered 22 around the country just from children staying in cars unattended. Weather-wise, heat produces more fatalities than from any meteorological event.

With 11 days of the 90-degree readings we have this year, we can likely add an additional four until the heat wave breaks on Sunday.  Dial 3-1-1 or log onto nyc.gov/oem to find the nearest cooling center in the city.