Slightly Cooler Weather Expected Sunday

By Nicole Bode on July 24, 2011 6:51am 

MANHATTAN — New Yorkers will see a slight relief from the heat wave on Sunday, but don't crack out your sweaters quite yet — temperatures will still get up to the mid-90s.

Forecasters predict the mercury will reach a high of 92 degrees Sunday and New Yorkers could see some thunderstorms before the day is out. With the humidity, it'll feel more like 104 degrees, according to Accuweather.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Sunday and residents are urged to keep up the safety measures to keep themselves healthy, like staying hydrated and heading for the shade.

The stifling heat wave - now in its fourth day - saw weekend temperatures top out at 104 and 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The 104 degree day on Friday broke a record set in 1957.  And the temperature came just shy of breaking the all-time record of 106.

ConEdison said it posted a new peak electric usage record on Saturday, as the company worked overnight to restore power to approximately 7,700 customers across the city.

ConEd has already restored power to 73,500 of the 81,200 New Yorkers who lost service since Thursday, they said on their website. 

Cooling centers will remain open Sunday, and city pools are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The locations of cooling centers can be found by calling 311.

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