The oppressive heat and humidity remain across the Northeast and New England, and dangerously hot temperatures will stick around through at least the middle of the week.
Heat Advisories have been posted across the region as temperatures will soar into the 90s, with heat index values above 100 degrees in many locations.
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Temperatures on Monday will be in the 90s across the region, except for northern New England and interior New York, where temperatures will remain in the 80s.
Washington is expected to reach the lower 90s, while it will be even hotter in some places to the north.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will see a high temperature of around 95 degrees.
New York City will again see a high temperature in the lower 90s.
Albany, New York, the state’s capital, will be in the mid-90s during the afternoon.
In New England, Boston will see a high temperature of around 96 degrees.
Those hot temperatures will extend into Tuesday, with Washington, Harrisburg and New York City all seeing temperatures in the mid-90s.
Boston will be a bit cooler, with a high around 92 degrees.
Once a cold front moves through on Wednesday, temperatures will drop.
Boston, for example, will only see a high temperature of around 73 degrees, breaking the heat wave.
The oppressive humidity is making it feel even hotter across the region.
During the summer months, the feels-like temperature is also called the heat index.
The heat index measures how hot the air feels when considering the combination of the air temperature and the relative humidity or dew point. That means on a humid day in the summer, the heat index will be notably higher than the actual air temperature.
It will feel hotter than 100 degrees for tens of millions of Americans from parts of the mid-Atlantic to New England.
Washington, Harrisburg and New York City will all feel like it’s about 100 degrees.
In Albany and Boston, however, it will feel like it’s in the lower 100s.
Heat Advisories have been in effect for the past several days in the Northeast and New England, and they will continue until at least Tuesday.
The Heat Advisories extend from northern Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey northward through the New York City tri-state area, southern New England and central and eastern New York.
Aside from being uncomfortable, the hot weather could be dangerous, especially for those who do not have properly working air conditioning.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 700 heat-related deaths occur annually in the United States, and extreme heat is the greatest weather-related killer.
To stay cool and safe, experts suggest:
- Drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration
- Refrain from drinking sugary and caffeinated products
- Never leave children, pets or those with disabilities unattended
- Stay in the shade or an air-conditioned room as much as possible
- If you have to go outdoors, wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
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