Near Record Heat Expected in Tri-State Area

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90’s on Monday, on what will be the hottest day of the year so far.

The high is expected to be 92 degrees, which will fall just short of the record 95 set on this date back in 1929.  It will feel like it’s 100 degrees.

"Going into an air conditioned building," one woman said when asked by WOR's Alice Stockton-Rossini about her plans.

A heat advisory will be in effect for most areas outside of New York City from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  In New York City and Long Island, an air quality alert is in effect from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

"I hate the humidity, the heat and I hate summer," one man said.

The heat will be so intense that a number of schools throughout the tri-state area have early dismissal on Monday, including Jersey City.

"Due to excessive heat, schools will close at 12:45 on Monday, June 18th," the Jersey City schools website reads.

Temperatures will remain in the 80’s for most of the week before dipping into the mid 70’s by the weekend.  While many don't like the heat, others are embracing it.

"Anybody who complains forgot what it was like two weeks ago when we were all like, 'when is this going to stop?'," one man said.

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