The heat wave that began on Sunday continued yesterday, with even hotter temperatures peaking in the mid to upper 90s except for the coast and interior locations and heat index values in the low 100s. Slightly cooler temperatures are expected today and tomorrow, but with even hotter temperatures for the second half of the week with some locations approaching 100 degrees. The heat will end this weekend with the passage of a cold front that may produce severe weather, possibly widespread, across the region.
Monday, July 15 Observations:
As ridging continued to build into the region, hot and humid conditions intensified compared to Sunday. Light NW winds were observed along with mostly sunny skies, with highs reaching the low to mid 90s for most of the area with mid to upper 90s in the immediate NYC area. Along with humid conditions, heat index values reached the upper 90s to low 100s for most. The hottest temperature in the area was 97 degrees in Newark, NJ.