Severe Heat Wave Set to Scorch NY Area

By Hamodia Staff

A dangerous heat wave is expected to hit from the Midwest to the Northeast this week, bringing 90-degree weather to the New York City metropolitan area.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather advisory for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York.

A heat wave is defined as a high temperature of 90 degrees or higher for at least three consecutive days.

The tristate area could reach 90 degrees as early as Tuesday and maintain those temperatures at least through the first day of summer on Thursday.

Further south, in places like Philadelphia and South Jersey, the streak of 90-degree days could extend for almost an entire week, according to the Eyewitness News AccuWeather team.

Rising humidity will make it feel even hotter, with heat index values nearing 100 at times. Overnight temperatures will offer little relief, only dropping into the 70s in some areas.

Experts recommend avoiding outdoor activities during the afternoon and evening hours, the hottest parts of the day. Those who must be outside are encouraged to drink plenty of water and take breaks in the shade.

New York City recently announced a proactive safety plan to protect residents from extreme summer weather.

Each summer, an estimated 350 New Yorkers die prematurely due to heat, and more Americans die from heat waves annually than from all other natural disasters combined, city officials said.

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