NEW YORK — Just over a week after the tri-state area’s first heat wave of the year, the potentially dangerous hot weather is back Tuesday, bringing storms along with it.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for most of New York City and parts of New Jersey until 3:15 p.m.
With temperatures expected to reach into the mid-90s by midday Tuesday, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the area.
Heat indexes across the area — or how it will feel outside when considering the temperature and humidity — could range between 95 and 100 degrees Tuesday.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies Tuesday afternoon, with very warm and humid air settling in over the region. The high temperature will be 94 in New York City, and mid-90s in the suburbs. The humidity will combine to make it feel more like 95 to 99 degrees. The normal high temperature in Central Park for July 30 is 84 degrees.
Officials in New York City and Newark, among other area cities, have warned residents to take caution and stay cool Tuesday.
In New York, heat advisories are in effect for all five city boroughs, as well as much of Long Island and suburbs north of the city, including Westchester and Rockland counties.
In New Jersey, the heat advisory is in effect for the following counties: Eastern Bergen; Eastern Essex; Eastern Passaic; Eastern Union; Hudson; Western Bergen; Western Essex; Western Passaic; and Western Union.
The advisories went into effect at 10 a.m. and are set to expire at 9 p.m.
Check out some tips for staying safe and cool in extreme heat.
If you don’t have AC or a place to stay cool, check out more information on NYC cooling centers.
For all of our resources on beating the heat and staying safe, head to pix11.com/heat.