Hot and humid conditions continue across the region as a massive ridge continues to build overhead, with mostly to partly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 90s away from the coast persisting throughout the week as heat index values reach the upper 90s to mid 100s. A slow moving cold front will bring an end to this heat wave by next weekend, but with the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms as well.
Sunday, July 14 Observations:
The upper level low that produced widespread showers on Friday and isolated storms on Saturday evening left the region on Sunday as a ridge built in, providing the area with mostly sunny skies, light winds, and warmer temperatures. Most of the area started the heat wave on Sunday, with highs reaching the upper 80s to low 90s. The hottest temperature in the area was 94 degrees in LaGuardia airport.