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3:55 PM: Record Broken In Newark
As of this afternoon, Newark, NJ broke its daily record temperature, reaching a high of 98 degrees so far. Temperatures may still climb a degree or two before starting to drop later this afternoon. The rest of the area is also seeing hot temperatures, with widespread mid 90s inland, mid to upper 90s in the immediate NYC area, and upper 80s to mid 90s across most of Long Island and southern Connecticut. With the humidity, heat index values above 100 degrees have already been observed in parts of the area, exceeding 105 degrees in some places. Similar conditions are expected tomorrow with slightly hotter temperatures, potentially reaching and/or slightly passing 100 degrees in parts of the immediate NYC area.
The next update will be posted tonight, with more information about the heat for tomorrow and Friday, the thunderstorm potential for Friday afternoon with the cold front moving through, and additional wet weather for the start of next week.