3:00 PM, July 22, 2011:
***As of 2:51 PM on Friday, July 22, 2011, Newark in New Jersey reached an all time record high temperature of 108 degrees. The previous all time record was 105 degrees, recorded on August 9, 2001.***
The rest of the area is recording very hot temperatures as well, with 103 degrees in Teterboro and Central Park, and 101 degrees at the JFK airport. Temperatures will continue to rise over the next 1-2 hours before becoming steady and starting to gradually drop, and other locations may tie or break their all time records as well. Heat indices will remain at dangerously high levels, in the 110 to 120 degree range. Stay tuned for more updates on the heat over the next several hours.