Still hot, but NYC may fall short of heat wave

Hot weather in East New York, Brooklyn. Photo by Robert Moses
Hot weather in East New York, Brooklyn. Photo by Robert Moses

The heat and humidity will continue Thursday, but New York City may fall short of hitting the 90s again because of cloud cover, showers and thunderstorms. That means NYC will not have had a true heat wave, which requires three days of 90-plus-degree weather.

However, the humidity will be very high.

Prolonged exposure can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Older adults and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk.

Avoid the outdoors and remain in an air conditioned location.

For more heat tips and to find a cooling center, see NYC.GOV/OEM or call 311.

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