What You Should Know
The Tri-State is ready for a heat wave that will start on Friday and last until the beginning of next week, says Storm Team 4
Saturday and Sunday will be the hottest days Heat index values close to or at 100 degrees, say meteorologists
The oppressive heat crashes slightly on July 4, but the temperatures are likely to remain the upper 80s
The storms come out, there comes the heat.
Following storms on Thursday, Storm Team 4 says Friday will mark the start of a five-day heat wave in three-state, a 90-degree range plus temperatures that could be the longest in nearly two years. The last five-day wave recorded in Central Park was from 1
The longest heatwave ever recorded was recorded in August and September 1953, which took 12 days. The longest in June was eight days, dating back to 1901.
cloudy sun will be sticky with the region through the weekend and into the beginning of the week next week. A heat consultation takes effect on Saturday and lasts until at least Monday.
Friday will be mostly sunny, with afternoon weddings until the 90s. It's Saturday and Sunday, the day of the NYC triathlon, when the true dangerous heat floods the area with temps high to mid and possibly over 90, meteorologists said.
Heat index readings reached the 100 degree mark over the weekend. Cooling centers and NYC pools are open and available to provide the much needed relief from the heat.
The oppressive heat is expected to break slightly on Wednesday, July 4, but temperatures are still expected in the early '80s , with high humidity, it feels even hotter.
A pop-up shower or thunderstorm can not be ruled out next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, meteorologists said.