NEW YORK — The week ended on a stormy note as a frontal boundary brought a round of severe thunderstorms across the region. There were numerous reports of hail as well as damage caused by the strong winds from the storms. Now that the front has moved offshore, the heat is on. A Bermuda High is setting up and it could potentially bring not only our first 90-degree day, but also the first heat wave of the season.
Any lingering showers that are still around the region will move out to sea early Friday evening. The rest of the night will feature partly cloudy skies. It will be a muggy night as temperatures drop into the mid to upper 60s.
Through the weekend and into possibly early next week, the heat is on. Temperatures will soar toward 90 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday with the heat index possibly climbing further into the mid 90s.
Temperatures may hit 90 degrees as well early next week, but a few thunderstorms may flare up each afternoon. Nonetheless, the potential for a heat wave to become official on Monday is on the table. (As a reminder, for a heatwave to become official, the air temperature will need to reach 90 degrees for three days in a row.)
During the middle part of the week, a cold front will drop south cooling things down. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s on Thursday, then the 70s by next Friday.