NEW YORK — The city of Newark hit a new record high on Tuesday with a temperature of 102 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. This breaks the previous record of 100 degrees set in 1934 and 1959.
Similarly, the record temperature of 98 degrees has been tied at LaGuardia Airport, according to the NWS. Bridgeport, Connecticut also tied a record at 93 degrees. Central Park and JFK Airport hit highs of 95 and 90 degrees, respectively.
An excessive heat advisory remains in effect for New York City, while an excessive heat warning is in effect for much of Central and Western New Jersey.
This would officially make it our second heat wave of June, as temps hits 90 or more for the third day in a row.
Wednesday will be day four of the heat wave as temperatures climb back into the lower 90s. The saving grace will be the increasing risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Still, it will be another very hot day as the heat index climbs back into the upper 90s to around 100 degrees.
For the latter part of the week, it starts to get unsettled as a slow-moving cold front finally approaches the coast. That will bring the temperatures back down into the upper 80s for Thursday, then the upper 70s on Saturday. The trade-off of the cool down will be the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms that is possible for both days.
The July 4th holiday is very questionable as it depends on the movement of the cold front. Should it shift east and head out to sea, it will leave us with a pleasant day with temperatures in the lower 80s.
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.
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You can find the nearest cooling center via an online interactive map.