NEW YORK — The Big Apple was treated to partly sunny skies and low levels of humidity on Monday as New Yorkers wrapped-up their holiday weekend. It was an ideal day to head to the beach, relax by the pool, or talk a walk through Central Park.
Conditions have been quite bearable for the beginning of July, but the dog days of summer are set to return Tuesday as a high pressure system parks itself south of the area. Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid and upper 90s Tuesday and Wednesday, and the humidity will reach uncomfortable levels as well.
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Heat index values are likely to approach 100 degrees in some areas, so be sure to limit your time in the sun and avoid strenuous activities. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your pets as well.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory in effect for New York City from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
The heat will subside somewhat during the second half of the week as temperatures drop back to seasonable levels, however our attention will then turn to Tropical Storm Elsa. There is no real danger for the tri-state area as Elsa will be in a weakened state when it enters the region, but it could give us some decent rainfall.
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The latest models have shifted Elsa’s track further inland, but there is still a chance that it could bypass us altogether.