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Heat Advisory Extends to Tuesday as Pop-Up Storms Threaten NYC Area

NBC New York logo NBC New York 8/8/2022
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 5: A man drinks water in a park on August 5, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for New York City forecasting temperatures in the upper 80s to upper 90s, with heat index in the mid 90s to low 100s. © Corbis via Getty Images

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 5: A man drinks water in a park on August 5, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for New York City forecasting temperatures in the upper 80s to upper 90s, with heat index in the mid 90s to low 100s.

What to Know

  • The humidity will make the heat feel worse, with heat index values in the upper 90s — possibly hitting triple digits
  • Scattered showers and storms are possible daily through Wednesday; most should just see showers but some isolated cells could bring torrential rain and intense winds
  • Noticeable relief -- both in terms of the heat/humidity and storm threats -- won't come until Wednesday

Here's the current weather cycle the tri-state will be stuck in for at least two more days: hot and humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, then back to hot and humid.

Temperatures will rebound back to the low 90s for Monday, which will feel even hotter as heat index values stay in the mid to upper 90s. It could even feel 100 degrees or more in some spots. Another heat advisory has been issued, and extended, until at least Tuesday.

Also in the mix are isolated showers and thunderstorms, already seen in some parts of the tri-state early Sunday afternoon. Storm Team 4 says storms are possible Monday, but more likely the following two days.

(New York City reminds the public that it opens cooling centers when the heat index is forecast to be 95 degrees or above for two or more consecutive days, or if the heat index is forecast to be 100 degrees at any time. Cooling centers located at older adult center sites will be reserved for older New Yorkers, ages 60 and older. To find a cooling center, including accessible facilities closest to you, call 311 or visit the NYC Cooling Center Finder at NYC.gov/beattheheat.)

Con Edison said it is mobilizing crews in order to prevent power outages and quickly respond to any service problems that do pop up because of the heat -- or scattered storms. The latter risk exists daily through Tuesday, at least.

With the heat comes the threat for pop-up showers and isolated thunderstorms through Wednesday as well. The hit-or-miss storms will percolate each day, bubbling up during the hottest part of the day (late afternoon and early evening) and ease back as the sun goes down. But don't worry, the weekend won't be a washout, so no need to cancel any outdoor plans.

While no widespread severe impacts of expected, and not everyone might see storms, some pockets could turn ugly. While the threat for severe weather is low, it is not zero. Damaging wind would be the biggest threat from any storms during this stretch of weather, and minor flooding is possible from isolated heavy downpours.

Stay with Storm Team 4 for the latest need-to-know details as the forecast develops, and take a look at the potential threats so far:

Noticeable relief from the heat and humidity and the associated storms won't come until Wednesday, when another cold front pushes through. That'll send temperatures to the low-to-mid-80s, kicking off what looks to be a glorious, comfortable stretch that takes us all the way through next weekend. It's still early, but here's a look at the 10-day picture.

Track any approaching weather using our interactive radar below.

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