A potentially deadly heat wave will scorch New York City with humid temperatures soaring into the 90s for three connective days — making it the hottest July since 2020, according to meteorologists.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the city Thursday as temperatures were forecast to hit an oppressive high of 95 — and feel “in excess of 102,” said Fox Weather meteorologist Brian Mastro.
“The biggest thing people are gonna feel is the mugginess and humidity. It’s going to feel downright gross,” said Mastro. “It’s hot and sticky, not pleasant to be outside.”
The Big Apple will continue to bake through Friday with a sunny high of 95 and a heat index soaring to a swampy 99 degrees, he said.
Saturday is set to sizzle with a high of 91 degrees and a “feels like” temperature of 98 — but relief will come Sunday when the weather cools to a high of 81.
“The best thing to do is stay inside and limit your time outside to mornings, if you can,” Mastro said. “And drink lots of water.”
The average temperature so far in New York City for July is 79.1 degrees — the hottest since 2020, when the average was 80 degrees, according to meteorologists.
There hasn’t been an excessive heat warning — issued in New York when “feels like” temperatures reach 100 — since August 2021.
At-risk New Yorkers can seek relief at 500 cooling centers around the city, officials said at a press conference Wednesday.
“It is imperative for New Yorkers to understand the potential dangers of high heat and humidity, which are among the deadliest weather emergencies we face in NYC,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol.
Extreme heat can be potentially deadly to elderly people and folks with chronic health conditions.