Temperatures Rising As Heat Wave Rolls Into New York

June 30, 2018 - 10:58 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Big Apple becomes the Baked Apple this weekend as the first widespread heat wave of the summer rolls into New York.

Scorching heat is expected for Saturday and temperatures above 90 degrees are expected to last throughout the week.

A heat advisory will be in effect from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. New Yorkers can expect a high of 94 degrees with RealFeel temperatures reaching 100 degrees later in the day. However, AccuWeather forecasts are cautioning for a record high of 98 degrees.

To avoid sunburns and heat stroke, it’s recommended that people remain indoors as much as possible. For those that are unable to run air conditioners in their homes, spend at least 2 hours in an air-conditioned mall, library or public space.

For those that plan to spend time outdoors from Saturday until Independence Day, it’s recommended to drink plenty of water and use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Remember to reapply sunscreen every 3 hours.

During heat emergencies, the city will also be opening cooling centers to the public. For locations and hours, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/oem.

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