According to the National Weather Service (NWS) hot and humid conditions will combine to produce maximum heat index values ranging from the mid-90s to around 100 Thursday and Friday.
Heat Advisory in effect today through 8 pm on Friday
Heat – Max heat indices of 95 to around 100 on Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5. Low temperatures Thursday night will be in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees in urban NE NJ and NYC metro, which will not allow for much cooling off at night. Some minor relief is possible on Saturday.
Timing – Between noon and 8 pm each day.
Impacts – There is an increased risk of heat-related illness for vulnerable populations with this event. Thunderstorms on Friday – Showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon into Friday night. Severe weather is not anticipated at this time, but weak steering flow and tropical moisture could lead to localized flash flooding.
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