Heat Wave to Scorch City This Week with Temperatures in Mid-90s

By Aidan Gardiner on July 15, 2013 7:32am 

 Temperatures will climb to 97 degrees in New York City on Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures will climb to 97 degrees in New York City on Monday and Tuesday.
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NEW YORK CITY — A heat advisory will be in effect until Tuesday night as temperatures climb to 97 degrees during a scorching week-long heat wave that will include high humidity and little relief from the summer swelter, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday and Tuesday are expected to have the highest temperatures at 97 degrees, but even as temperatures drop to the mid 90s later in the week, humidity will make the city feel about 5 degrees hotter, a Weather Service spokeswoman said.

Wednesday will dip to 94 degrees before climbing again to 95 degrees on Thursday and 96 degrees on Friday, according to the Weather Service. Saturday will cool slightly to 92 degrees, while Sunday will drop to 85 degrees, according to the service.

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The heat wave began Sunday with Central Park thermostats registering 90 degrees, as a high-pressure system settled in the Ohio valley and pushed hot air toward New York, the spokeswoman said.

Relief won't come until next Sunday, when a cold front is expected to descend from the north to unsettle the pressure system and drop temperatures into the 80s again, she added.

If temperatures stay in the 90s, they'll still remain lower than record highs for this time of year, according to the Weather Channel.

The city established 400 cooling stations that will be open through Thursday and can be located here.

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