Heat, Humidity Oppress Tri-State for One More Day

Temps stay high, but at least the humidity abates tomorrow.

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    Meteorologist Raphael Miranda has your hot and humid Tuesday forecast. (Published Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011)

    Tri-state residents sick of the sweltering heat and humidity will have to cope with the uncomfortable weather for one more day.

    A heat advisory is in effect through this evening for most of the area as temperatures are expected to soar into the mid to upper 90s with high humidity while a tropical air mass sits in place.

    "It could really hurt some people," Mayor Bloomberg said at a heat briefing. "You could even die from the heat."

    Temperatures could approach record-breaking territory in places near John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International airports. The heat may be broken by a pop-up shower or storm this afternoon, but unfortunately, most locals won't see any relief from the heat until tomorrow.

    Looking to beat the heat today? The mayor said cooling centers would remain open to help city residents escape the blistering weather, with a heat index expected to near 100 degrees.

    Go here for more about cooling centers and tips on how to stay safe in the heat.

    In New Jersey, forecasters say the heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like 105 degrees, especially in the cities.    

    The very old, the very young, the infirm and pets are at greatest risk from the heat and humidity.      

    Officials recommend drinking plenty of water and to avoid prolonged exposure outside.      

    New Jersey's Emergency Management Office says it is monitoring the situation.

    A welcome, drier air mass moves in overnight to lower humidity so it'll feel cooler Wednesday, even though temperatures will remain quite toasty near 90 degrees.

    Expect sunny skies with temperatures in the low to mid-80s through the end of the work week and into the weekend.

    As always, check back with NBC New York for the latest weather information, including forecasts, severe alerts and interactive radar.