Officials Extend NYC Excessive Heat Warning Until Monday

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Joe’s Weather Blog Yes there was a tornado and yes to a lot of heat

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 72.

"Tuesday will be partly sunny, still hot and humid", he said.

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Thermometers are expected to soar 10 to 20 degrees above normal through Monday, with record highs potentially recorded from the Great Lakes region to New England, the National Weather Service said.

Overnight low temperatures are expected to dip only into the upper 70s, which does not allow buildings (and their occupants) much of a chance to cool off.

The maximum heat index values forecast for Sunday.

Sunday will feel really hot, with the heat index rising as you travel toward western New England.

In fact, it might even get a bit worse. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

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Excessive Heat Watch means the heat index will reach 100-105 degrees. Records on Sunday are 97° in Allentown and 101° in Reading, and again records will be threatened, more so in the Lehigh Valley than in Berks County.

The past two days have been the hottest Milwaukee has felt for a long time. Heat indices will approach 100 degrees during peak heating.

Given it's the first heat wave of the summer, it is important to remember and practice hot weather safety measures. People are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and wear light and loose fitting clothing when possible.

Officials recommended that young children, and people who work or exercise outdoors, limit activity in the afternoon and evening. Hot weather, especially long duration heat waves, is surprisingly high on the list of most unsafe types of weather in terms of injuries or deaths each year.

Saturday will see afternoon highs in the lower to mid 90s, with temperatures slow to fall in the evening and unlikely to drop below 90 degrees, according to the NWS. If someone is exhibiting these symptoms, help get them to a cool place, spray them with water or apply cool, wet cloths to the skin and give them small amounts of cold water to drink.

Regardless if there is an advisory issued where you live or not, it is still going to be dangerously hot. "There's a 30 percent chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm".

A widespread heat wave is expanding across large parts of the country and has some parts of the nation experiencing triple-digit temperatures for the weekend leading up to the 4th of July holiday. July is expected to average out higher.

This weekend is so hot, that it can be downright unsafe; otherwise it's great to enjoy water activities.

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