Heat Wave Continues to Scorch the Tri-State Area

posted by Terry Trahim -

It’s another hot day in New York City and the surrounding suburbs, exceeding 90 degrees for the fourth straight day.

Monday’s high is expected to reach 94.  That’s short of the record of 100 that we reached on this day in 1901 and 1966, but with the humidity it will feel like it’s 100 degrees.

"It's hot, very hot," one worker told WOR's Alice Stockton-Rossini.  "They're dying."

The man and others were working outside lifting large pieces of glass.

"Very big pieces.  About 400 pounds each.  A lot of water today.  Water, water, water," the man said.

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. on Monday night and Tuesday will bring another 90 degree day.

"How do I keep cool?  Drink a lot of water, stay in the fans.  We have fans inside," another worker said.  "A lot of hot air.  It's air, but it's hot."

Mayor Bill de Blasio has encouraged people to stay inside, stay hydrated and to check on their elderly neighbors.  Cooling centers and public pools are open throughout New York City.

Sunday was the hottest day of this heat wave, with a high temperature of 96 recorded.


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