The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting the first widespread 90 degree temperatures and heat indices of the season this weekend
Heat Indices of 90 to 95 F are likely Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 6 pm for northeastern NJ, much of the Lower Hudson Valley, and interior S CT, and possible for portions of the NYC metro, NW LI, coastal Westchester and SW coastal CT. Heat indices closer to the south coasts will be in the 70s and 80s.
After a cool spring, there is an increased risk of heat-related illness for vulnerable populations this weekend with this first heat event of the season. Cold Water – Ocean and nearshore water temperatures are still in the 50s to near 60 degrees.
Scattered thunderstorms – Sunday evening, particularly for NYC and points N &W. Any thunderstorms are expected to stay below severe limits at this time.
Heat Advisories may be needed for interior portions of the local Tri-State Region this weekend.
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