New York City faced some rain Tuesday night after another day of dangerous heat and humidity, but some relief is in sight.
Showers and storms are forecast to stay away from the five boroughs until at least midnight, after some hit the city during the evening rush.
The city has faced five consecutive days of temperatures in the 90s, as a subtropical ridge has stayed over the New York City area for days. Tropical-level humidity will stay in place in New York City through Friday.
The high temperature Tuesday peaked around 92 degrees, but the city felt like it was over 100 because of the humidity. The heat index reached 106 at 1 p.m.
Low temperatures are projected to be around 75 degrees Tuesday night with light winds.
The temperature on the Fourth of July on Wednesday is expected to be in the 80s, snapping the heat wave. Some spot thunderstorms will be possible during the daytime, but it should be dry at night for the fireworks.
High temperatures are projected to be in the mid-80s Thursday and Friday, with storms expected Friday.
The temperatures and humidity are not expected to fall significantly until Saturday. The high that day is projected to be 78 degrees.
The warmest day of the heat wave was Sunday, when the high hit 96 degrees.
NEW YORKERS ADVISED TO LIMIT ACTIVITY OUTDOORS
Officials recommended that young children, and people who work or exercise outdoors, limit activity in the afternoon and evening.
People with respiratory diseases like asthma are also advised to be careful.
SAFETY TIPS DURING THE HEAT
Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Drink fluids often, even if you do not feel thirsty.
Remember to check in on elderly neighbors and those with breathing issues.
Never leave a pet or a person in a car.
Avoid strenuous activity, especially between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cool down with water activities.
If you are looking for another way to cool off, city beaches are open. For more info, visit nycgovparks.org. In addition, public pool hours are extended.
In addition to using public pools, state officials also suggest staying in an air-conditioned location for several hours, if possible.
Cooling centers are open through at least Monday. For a list of cooling centers around the five boroughs, call 311 or go online to nyc.gov/beattheheat
There were fewer than 400 Con Edison customers without power as of 6:42 p.m., but power issues are more likely in extreme heat.
Call 1-800 75CONED if your power goes out. See Con Edison's outage map to see the latest information on when power will return.
During any power outage, you are advised to:
- Stay clear of downed power lines
- Turn off all appliances
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food from going bad
- Do not use generators indoors