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Ugh: Oppressive Humidity and Rain Expected Through Weekend

By  Trevor Kapp and Kathleen Culliton | August 11, 2016 11:42am 

 The city could see rain through Sunday, forecasters said.
The city could see rain through Sunday, forecasters said.
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MIDTOWN — A lingering low-pressure system over the Northeast could make for a sticky and soggy weekend as oppressive humidity gives way to heavy rain at times, forecasters said.

Stubborn waves of heat and humidity are expected to push temperatures into the 90s until Sunday — making for just the second heat wave of the season, according to the National Weather Service.

“The extreme heat our city will experience in the coming days is dangerous, and can be fatal,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. 

“I encourage every New Yorker to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves during this extended period of intense heat."

The city could then see thunderstorms later on in the day, meteorologists said.

“It looks pretty hot and humid as we head into the weekend,” NWS Spokeswoman Carlie Buccola said. “The combination of the heat and humidity could lead to storms.”

A heat advisory is in effect until Saturday night and cooling stations will remain open with extended hours throughout the weekend, according to the statement from the mayor's office.

Thursday’s high is expected to reach 88 degrees, while Friday, Saturday and Sunday temperatures push into the low 90s.

The sticky weather could last until Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to peak at 85 degrees, forecasters said.