Heat wave set to hit New York on Tuesday and Wednesday - Metro US

Heat wave set to hit New York on Tuesday and Wednesday

New Yorkers: It’s time to get hydrated.

A heat advisory starts at noon Tuesday, with high humidity and temperatures in the 90s expected to continue through 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Temperatures are expected to peak in the mid 90s, with a heat index making it feel more like the high 90s, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat waves kill more people annually than any other extreme weather event, and the city advises that vulnerable people seek air conditioning and 911 at the first sign of heat stroke. More information on extreme heat is available here.

City pools will be open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and more information on cooling centers aceoss the city can be accessed athttp://www.nyc.gov/oem.

Skies will be sunny and clear, and the hot weather is expected to continue after the advisory ends, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s continuing through the weekend.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon, and the forecast is dry through the weekend.

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