City sizzles in heat wave as thunderstorms sweep across Long Island

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jun 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-24 18:38:27-04

A heat advisory is in effect for the city through 6 p.m. Tuesday as the tri-state area roasted through the day one of the first heat wave of the summer.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Ocean County through 5:30. p.m.  Winds of 60-mph are possible.

Temperatures will in the low 90s with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s. Scattered thunderstorms could develop each afternoon as well.

Central Park hit 92, and Newark was even toastier at 95.  If we reach 90 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, this will qualify as a heat wave.

Those with respiratory problems are advised to stay in an air conditioned room during this stretch of hot weather.

Some thunderstorms rolled through the area this afternoon, mainly impacting Long Island, but offered little relief.

A cold front on Thursday will break the heat wave, pushing down highs to more seasonable mid 80s.