Dangerous heat, humidity ahead this week


NEW YORK — A storm system meandering just off the coast kept parts of the region, including the city, under the clouds on Monday. A few showers developed as well during the day, and they continued into Monday night.

That storm system will depart into New England allowing the floodgates to open for the heat and humidity. Excessive Heat Watches have already been issued for much of New Jersey starting on Wednesday. The city is currently not included in the watch, but it might be issued by Tuesday as it may feel like over 100 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

A few widely scattered showers will still be around Monday evening. The rest of the region should be dry, and clouds will partially clear out for a short period overnight. Temperatures will be around 70 degrees.

Early on Tuesday, a warm front could bring the risk a shower early. More importantly, it will start to bring in the heat and humidity. Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s during the day, but it will feel like closer to 90 degrees in the afternoon. Also, the risk for another shower or storm cannot be ruled out late in the day and into the evening.

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The heat and humidity will be on full blast on Wednesday. Temperatures will surge to around 90, but it will feel like the upper 90s to around 100 degrees in the city. Areas just west of the city could end up climbing toward 105 degrees. Again, an afternoon storm could flare up with all the heat and humidity.

By Thursday and Friday, we may start to see the heat at its peak. Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 90s, but the possibility for the city to feel like 100 to 105 degrees is possible.

On Saturday, relief starts or arrive as a frontal boundary approaches. A cold front will bring scattered showers and storms around keeping temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees.  By Sunday, temperatures will drop further into the mid 80s. The risk of a shower will still be around as the front stalls just off the coast. 

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