NEW YORK (PIX11) — Day four of the tri-state’s heat wave featured more temperatures in the 90s. The difference was the lower levels of humidity. Through the weekend, not only will the heat wave continue, but we may see some record-breaking temperatures along with the return of the humidity. The Heat Advisory continues for much of the region through Sunday. It would not be surprising if Excessive Heat Warnings could be issued for areas just to the west of the city as the weekend progresses.
Early on Friday evening, a few showers associated with a weak disturbance passed mainly across northern sections of the city and suburbs. As far as the rest of the night goes, it will be mainly clear, and it will remain to be warm. Expect overnight lows to only trail down into the upper 70s.
While the humidity will remain to be tolerable on Saturday, it is still going to be a very hot day. Expect highs to top out in the mid to upper 90s across many areas. Some spots to the west of the city will likely hit 100 degrees once again. Newark Airport has reached the century mark 4 days in a row during this heat wave.
The worst of the heat comes on Sunday. The humidity should be back in full force as temperatures climb close to 100 degrees in the city. The last time that has occurred was just over 10 years ago. Regardless of whether we hit 100 or not, the heat index may make it feel closer 105. Right now, the current record high for the day is 97 degrees set back in 2010, and it looks like we have a great chance to break that.
Expect one more day in the 90s on Monday. Fortunately, a cold front will press through the region bringing scattered showers and storms during the latter part of the day. Relief will then follow behind and break what looks to be a 7-day heat wave.
With the passage of the front, expect temperatures to hold in the upper 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday. The heat and humidity returns on Thursday with highs around 90, but scattered storms will develop with another passage of a frontal boundary.