What there is to know
- Heat and humidity remain high for the next few days, with no relief in sight until at least the middle of the week
- Sudden showers and thunderstorms threaten every day through Thursday, but Tuesday and Wednesday appear to be the days at greatest risk for more widespread impact at this point.
- Next weekend looks amazing, with low humidity and pleasantly warm summer temperatures
The unforgiving streak of sweltering humidity and scorching heat that has gripped the tri-state area for what feels like forever continues for at least another three days, as does the risk of afternoon thunderstorms.
Temperatures soar into the mid-90s on Monday and Tuesday, though the humidity feels like sweating 100 degrees or worse for many during parts of the day. A heat advisory has been extended through Tuesday. Check the latest weather alerts for your neighborhood here.
(New York City reminds the public that it is opening cooling centers when the heat index is expected to be 95 degrees or higher for two or more consecutive days, or if the heat index is expected to be 100 degrees at at any time. Cooling Centers located at Senior Center sites will be restricted to New Yorkers ages 60 and older. To find a Cooling Center, including accessible facilities nearest to you, call 311 or visit the NYC Cooling Center Finder at NYC.gov/beattheheat.)
Isolated storms are possible Monday, similar to those that triggered brief torrential downpours in parts of New York and New Jersey late last week and Sunday afternoon. Bad weather is more likely, however, Tuesday and Wednesday for a wider swath of the tri-state area. The storm threat is not expected to dissipate until Thursday.
Temperatures should finally drop in the middle of the week but the humidity takes a little longer to subside. At this point, next weekend is looking amazing, with low humidity and pleasantly warm summer temperatures. Stick with Storm Team 4 for the latest details you need to know.
Separately, a tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic has a 40% chance of developing over the next five days. A tropical depression could form mid-week. However, it is very unlikely to have a direct (or indirect) impact on the East Coast of the United States.
Track any approaching weather using our interactive radar below.