Another day of hot temperatures is expected across the region, with the 4th consecutive 90+ degree day for most of the area since the current heat wave started on Sunday. As with yesterday, humidity will not be significant yet, but will gradually increase with warming temperatures as the peak of the heat wave takes place from Wednesday through Friday. A cold front on Saturday will end the heat wave but is also expected to produce widespread strong to severe thunderstorms.
Tuesday, July 16 Observations:
A high pressure remained parked in place over the region on Tuesday, with temperatures similar to those on Monday, peaking in the 90s across the area. Northern NJ was slightly cooler than Monday, peaking in the low to mid 90s, while southern CT and most of Long Island reached the mid to upper 90s, along with north/NW winds and mostly sunny skies. The hottest temperature was 97 degrees in New Haven, CT.
Record highs on Tuesday, July 16, 2013:
94 degrees (previous record: 93 degrees – 1999)
95 degrees (previous record: 94 degrees – 1983)