NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York City entered a heat wave on Thursday as temperatures skyrocketed into the 90s.

In addition to the dangerously hot temperatures, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued Thursday for most of New York City and northern New Jersey through 2 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued through 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, heat index values of 100 degrees or more are highly likely as the day progresses. Coastal locations should remain in the 80s, but it will be very humid. 

Spending time in an air-conditioned location will be your best bet to beat the heat. Folks should also stay hydrated and check on vulnerable family members, friends, and neighbors as well as pets.