As if New Yorkers weren’t weary enough from day after day of extreme heat, todayis expected to be the hottest – with highs again in the 90s and heat indices climbing as high as 105.
The temperature read in at 91 degrees as of the 1 p.m. hour. CBS 2 Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock reported the temperature was expected to hit 93, but humidity was developing heat indices that will make it feel more than 10 degrees hotter.
On Shabbos, the heat index reached 110 degrees in South Brunswick, N.J., and 98 degrees in Central Park. In Central Park today, the heat index was expected to hit 101, and some parts of the city could see 105.
An excessive heat warning was in effect for the five boroughs of New York City until 8 p.m. Such warnings are issued when the combination of heat and humidity makes it feel like 105 degrees or more.
Since the heat wave began, doctors have been seeing cases where heat exhaustion and even more severe conditions sneak up on people – especially those with chronic conditions and senior citizens.
Read more at CBS 2 NY.