NEW YORK — Brace yourselves, potentially dangerous heat and humidity are on the horizon.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for northeast New Jersey from noon on Sunday through at least 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The advisory will expand to include New York City, the lower Hudson Valley and parts of Connecticut at noon on Monday.
A heat wave is declared when temperatures reach 90 degrees or above for three consecutive days.
After reaching a high temperature of 90 in NYC on Sunday, we’ll only cool down to the mid 70s by early Monday morning under patchy clouds. In the afternoon, some hazy sun will pierce through, and temperatures will reach the lower 90s in and around the city, marking day two of the a possible second heat wave this month.
The heat peaks on Tuesday, with high temperatures in the mid 90s and heat index values between 100-105 in the afternoon.
We’ll stay dry until Wednesday afternoon when some afternoon storms move in, but Wednesday is another hot one, with highs in the low 90s.
New York City’s cooling centers opened Sunday ahead of the possible heat wave. However, New York City Emergency Management Commissioner John Scrivani said not all libraries and senior centers are available.
For the full seven-day forecast, click here
You can find the nearest cooling center via an online interactive map.