A high pressure system over the area gave the Big Apple bright sunshine and hot conditions on Labor Day, and temperatures topped the 90-degree mark for the first time this month. If we reach the 90-degree mark again on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will have yet another official heat wave. A heat wave is defined as a minimum of three consecutive days where temperatures reach at least 90 degrees.
Look for the city to remain on the grill through Thursday. Afternoon temperatures will hover around the 90-degree mark, and the humidity will make it feel closer to 100. A shower or storm could occasionally move through and provide some relief, but, we won't see a real break in the heat until Friday.
Heat advisories are in effect throughout the area, and air quality alerts could be issued as well. During this period of intense heat, be sure to take it slow, get into an air-conditioned building, keep hydrated, and check on family members, neighbors, and pets.
LAST HEAT WAVE: AUGUST 28-30, 2018
August 28th: 94
August 29th: 92
August 30th: 90