Heat Wave Expected in NYC This Week

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90’s this week, as we deal with a heat wave before Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer.

Monday’s high will reach about 90, before climbing into the mid 90’s on Tuesday and Wednesday.  It will be close to 90 again on Thursday.  The humidity will be intense, making it feel even hotter.

"With a potential heat wave in the forecast, I urge all New Yorkers to take any necessary precautions and visit one of the many pools, beaches and cooling stations available in our state parks," Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. on Tuesday until 9 p.m. on Wednesday.  In order for it to be considered an official heat wave, there must be three straight days of 90 degree temperatures.

"Be sure to check on neighbors who may be at risk and limit strenuous activity to ensure that you and your family remain safe and healthy during this stretch of extreme heat,” Cuomo said.

Extended exposure to the hot weather leads to an increased risk of heat-related illnesses.  People are encouraged to stay inside and drink plenty of water.

The New York State Department of Health has a list of cooling centers available that are open to the public.

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