NY, NJ deal with dangerous heat, humidity Friday


The extreme heat continued on Friday as temperatures soared into the 90s. Adding in the humidity, it felt like around 100 degrees across much of the region during the afternoon. It won’t be hot on Saturday, but it remains humid as a cold front will brings scattered showers and storms. Cooler air will follow behind the front bringing us a pleasant Sunday. 

A few isolated storms will be possible Friday night. Unlike the past few evenings, much of the action looks like that it will pass well north of the region. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through the evening for areas well north of the city. Temperature-wise, it will remain to be a very warm and humid night. Temperatures will only drop into the upper 70s in the city.

On Saturday, temperatures will climb into the upper 80s and it will feel like the lower 90s with the humidity factored in. Keeping the temperatures from climbing further is an approaching cold front. That frontal boundary will bring a few scattered showers especially in the afternoon and they will be capable of producing torrential downpours.

A refreshing air mass will follow behind on Sunday as an area of high pressure drives in a northerly wind. Temperatures will only top out at around 80 degrees in the afternoon.

It remains nice heading into next week. Monday features sunny skies as temperatures climb into the lower 80s. Tuesday should be nice as well, with highs holding in the lower 80s, too. Heading into Wednesday, we will have to watch what the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred does as it tracks up along the East Coast.

Mayor Bill de Blasio reminded New Yorkers Friday to conserve energy and turn off anything that’s not needed.

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