NEW YORK (PIX11) — After a seven-day string of seasonable temperatures, Mother Nature cranked up the heat throughout the five boroughs.
Afternoon highs reached the upper 80s and low 90s across the area, and the humidity increased to oppressive levels. Central Park checked in with a high of exactly 90 degrees, a good 5 degrees above normal. LaGuardia also cracked the 90-degree mark with a high of 91, and Newark got roasted under 98-degree heat, nearly tying their daily record of 99 set back in 2011. Parts of western New Jersey and the Hudson Valley did see some relief though as an area of showers and storms moved through.
Look for the muggy air to stay in place through this evening and into the overnight hours. A shower or storm is possible in some areas. Temperatures will fall through the 80s and into the upper 70s.
Expect another hot and humid day tomorrow. Temperatures are likely to rise into the upper 80s once again, and a number of locations could break the 90-degree mark for the second straight day. The muggy air will stay parked over the region as well. Relief will be hard to come by, but a stray shower or thunderstorm could develop in some locations. During this time of intense heat and humidity, be sure to seek out an air-conditioned location, keep yourself hydrated, and limit your time in the sun.
Look for drier conditions and slightly lower temperatures on Thursday and Friday.