NEW YORK (PIX11) — It was another hot and humid day across the five boroughs as a soupy air mass remained parked over the region. Central Park clocked in with a high of 87 degrees, and a number of locations broke the 90-degree mark once again. Newark was one of those spots, reaching a high of 95 and extending their heat wave to four days. LaGuardia also chipped in with a high of 91, their second straight 90-degree day.
A few locations did see some relief, however. Long Island received the most as three lines of thunderstorms moved through during the morning and afternoon hours. Some wet weather was also seen in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut, as well as central and southern New Jersey.
The five boroughs and western New Jersey stayed relatively dry for most of the day, but as we move into the evening and nighttime hours, a few showers and storms could develop in those areas. Temperatures will drop into the mid and upper 70s, and conditions will stay quite muggy. Once the wet weather exits the area, however, drier air will be pulled into the region and humidity levels will take a dive.
As for the Fourth of July, we’ll be looking at mostly sunny skies and low humidity with temperatures in the low to mid 80s.