What you should know
- A dangerous stretch of heat grips the tri-state area starting Tuesday, pushing temperatures into the 90s. They are expected to remain there throughout the week.
- It will feel more like 100 for much of the week due to the high humidity; New York City’s average number of days above 90 degrees in July is 11, five days more than this year’s current total.
- Conditions can be dangerous for people and especially vulnerable pets, so be sure to check with older neighbors to make sure they can handle the warm weather.
AFTER THE STORMS, THE SULFFING HEAT COMES TO NY
The first prolonged and brutal run of the summer is about to hit all three states, and no relief will be in sight for quite some time.
A cold front passing through the tri-state area overnight will bring some less humid air for the day, but it will still be very hot as temperatures rise above 90. Still, it will probably be the most comfortable day for a while.
Come Wednesday, the humidity returns and temperatures will climb even higher, reaching the mid-90s and staying there through the weekend. Factoring in the humidity, it will feel closer to 100 degrees for much of the second half of the week. Those conditions could be dangerous for people and especially vulnerable pets, so be sure to check with older neighbors to make sure they can handle the hot weather.
A heat advisory could be rolling in from the city for the next few days. Any New York City resident in need of a place to cool off should find the nearest cooling center in their neighborhood. Check the latest severe weather alerts.
The multi-day average for New York City above 90 degrees in July is 11, five more days than this year’s current total. The heat wave would eclipse that mark when all is said and done.
New York City had its official heat wave of the summer last week, with Thursday being the third straight day in the city where temperatures hit 90 degrees or higher. This heat wave will be even hotter and possibly more than twice as long.
The heat wave follows Monday’s storms that triggered a series of flash flood and thunderstorm warnings across the New York City area, with flash flooding affecting commutes for many people in all three states. A record amount of rain fell in Central Park throughout the day on Monday, with 1.85 inches recorded, breaking the daily rain record of 1.76 inches previously set in 2012.
Rafael Pujols brings us a summary after the passage of powerful storms in the tri-state area.
STORMS CAUSE HAVAGE IN THE ÁNEW YORK AREA
Severe storm warnings were in effect for Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, as well as most of northern New Jersey and Fairfield County in Connecticut as of afternoon. Flash flood warnings have been issued for Manhattan, The Bronx, Long Island Westchester, Fairfield and Bergen counties.
As the day progressed, widespread rain fell elsewhere, with flash flooding dropping more than 5 inches of rain, according to radar estimates, in parts of New Jersey’s Bergen and New York’s Westchester counties by early Thursday. the afternoon. Up to nine inches of rain may have fallen in the area around Purchase and Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, radar showed.
Several roads had to be closed and rescues were said to be taking place in high waters. New Jersey’s Bergen County had a slew of road closures as streets flooded from rain, some where vehicles were almost completely submerged and people had to ditch their cars, climbing out windows to escape. . In the city, the rain caused a huge sinkhole to open up Radcliffe Avenue in the Morris Park neighborhood, rendering the road impassable. Some time later, a white work truck was swallowed by the expanding hole.
The hole was opened after the scourge of Monday’s storms.
Public transportation options were also affected by the rain, as several NJ Transit and Metro-North lines had to deal with delays, sometimes in excess of an hour.
Follow conditions closely with our interactive radar below: