Heat index threatens to exceed 100 degrees in the region on Friday, Code Red is activated – Telemundo New York (47)

What you should know

  • A heat advisory is in effect for New York City, northeastern New Jersey and Long Island through Saturday. The heat is expected to peak on Friday, with heat indices hovering around 100 degrees for most in the tri-state area.
  • While isolated showers are possible on Friday, strong thunderstorms are expected over the weekend. That threat continues Monday.
  • By then, temperatures will drop to 80 degrees, but there will still be no relief from the oppressive humidity until the end of next week.

NEW YORK – Scorching heat and sweltering humidity returned to the tri-state area and peaked Friday, with a dangerous combination making temperatures feel like 100 degrees or more; this without ruling out the possibility of another round of storms later on.

Widespread storms are not expected on Friday, but any that do break out could bring severe weather to isolated locations, likely with lightning and possible flash floods and destructive winds, but there is no threat of hail or tornadoes at this time.

Areas north and west of New York City have a higher risk of severe storms on Friday, although the Weather Authority (LAEET) emphasizes that the overall risk for most is quite low. The threat of more widespread thunderstorms increases over the two weekend days, as a cold front is expected to approach on Saturday and stop in the region on Sunday.

Flash flood alerts have been issued for all five New York City counties, along with Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, Ulster, Dutchess and Nassau counties through early Sunday morning in anticipation of rain. The same surveillance applies to Connecticut’s Fairfield County and New Jersey’s Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties.

Check the weather alerts here.

Although the worst heat is expected in this stretch on Friday, conditions will remain quite sticky for a few more days before a semblance of relief arrives next week.

The combined heat and humidity are expected to create a sensation of around 100 degrees for many in the New York City area on Friday afternoon. Actual high temperatures are expected to peak at 93 degrees and then drop to 80 degrees this weekend. However, it will still feel much warmer than that, given the lingering humidity.

Over the weekend, the likelihood of severe downpours and storms will be higher, particularly on Saturday afternoon. As for the heat, it will still feel humid and hot before the temperatures begin to drop for the start of the work week.

“Heat index values ​​reached up to 99 degrees on Thursday, but heat index values ​​will reach up to 103 degrees on Friday,” said the Office of the National Weather Service in New York.

The heat advisory is in effect through Friday until 8 pm This is a two-day event, where conditions will be very hot during the day and not very cool at night.

The New York Weather Service also warned that Friday will be the hottest of the two days.

“Built-up areas could see heat indices reaching 99-103 degrees in the afternoon. Surrounding areas like the lower Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut will likely see heat indices around 93-97 for the day.” the agency reported.

High humidity levels could generate some afternoon thunderstorms in the area, although severe storms are not expected.

If the heat alone wasn’t enough, there are also poor air quality alerts for five northeastern states due to high concentrations of air pollution.

“The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued a code orange air quality alert Thursday,” reported the National Weather Service in Philadelphia, which covers the Garden State.

“A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, the elderly, or people with asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors, “the statement added.

The City of New York also issued a Poor Air Quality Advisory effective from 11 am to 11 pm on Friday.

Additionally, the Department of Homeless Services activated Code Red, during which homeless people are tracked for transfer to cooling centers.

The Weather Authority forecasts that there may be more storms and unstable air on Saturday after 3:00 p.m.

Sunday will be cloudy, humid and the possibility of storms appears again in the afternoon.

Check out the latest severe weather alerts for your neighborhood here.

“Hot weather, like the one we will have on Thursday and Friday, can be extremely dangerous, especially for New Yorkers with pre-existing health conditions,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi.

“It is important to stay hydrated and stay inside air-conditioned spaces as much as possible for the next few days. I ask all New Yorkers to be good people and check in with your friends, family and neighbors to make sure they are safe.”

The city will open cooling centers in all five boroughs beginning Thursday.

To find a cooling center in your neighborhood, the city advises calling 311. You can also visit https://maps.nyc.gov/cooling-center/ to display the map of the cooling centers in the five counties.

There will be at least one pet-friendly center per county, including Lehman College in the Bronx, Flatbush YMCA and St. Nick’s Alliance in Brooklyn, Times Square Vaccination Center and Yeshiva University in Manhattan, Flushing Synagogue and Ozone Park Vaccination Center in Queens and St. Joseph./St. Thomas Church in Staten Island. As a reminder, service animals are always allowed in the cooling centers.

The city’s outdoor pools have reopened at full capacity and are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Here’s a look at what’s in store for us:


High: 93, hot and humid with some isolated storms in the afternoon and night and lows in the 70s


High: 88, possible rains and storms


High: 83, possible rains and storms


High: 81, some storms


High: 86, mostly sunny

Monitor conditions with our interactive radar below:


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