7:00 AM | Another day of roasting heat and humidity

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, blistering heat and humidity, an isolated late day thunderstorm, highs near 100 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, very warm and muggy, an isolated thunderstorm, lows only dropping to near 80 degrees

Saturday

Mostly sunny, one more day of excessive heat and humidity, chance for scattered thunderstorms, highs in the upper 90’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, not as hot, only a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm, highs near 90

Monday

Partly sunny, very warm, an isolated shower or thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, very warm, chance for scattered showers or thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, very warm, upper 80’s

Discussion

Another excessively hot and humid day is in store for us to close out the work week with high temperatures approaching 100 degrees throughout the New York City metropolitan region. While this particular heat wave is on the extreme side with some of the highest temperatures that we’ve seen at any time during the last 15 years, it will not last too long as some relief is in sight beginning on Sunday. An example of a considerably longer heat wave occurred here during the year of 1953 when New York City recorded 90 degrees or more on 12 straight days. Sunday’s high temperatures will be much closer to 90 degrees than the 100 degrees that we’ll experience today and come close to tomorrow. Even slightly cooler air is coming our way for the 1st half of next week as highs should hold in the mid-to-upper 80’s Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. As far as precipitation is concerned, thunderstorms will be fairly isolated later today and tonight, but somewhat more prevalent tomorrow, and any storms that do occur can produce brief heavy downpours.