After Record Hot Week, Mild Temps Return

Expect cooler, more seasonable temperatures for the work week.

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    From meteorologist Chris Cimino. (Published Monday, Jul 25, 2011)

    The triple-digit scorcher that taxed the electrical grid and made life uncomfortable in the tri-state has simmered down with more seasonal weather for the work week.

    Forecasters say high temperatures will only make it back into the low 80s, though it will remain humid enough to feel a bit uncomfortable at times.

    It's nothing compared to last week though.

    The brutal heat that descended on much of the country will break through the rest of the week.

    Temperatures in the tri-state will be in the 80s through much of the week, with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms on Monday, mainly north and west of New York City.

    Overnight, there will be a risk of a shower before drier air pushed into the entire tri-state Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will top off in the mid- to upper 80s, with sunshine both days. Low humidity will keep it fairly comfortable.

    This is a respite from that temperatures that hit the area last week. Temperatures reached 105 degrees in Atlantic City, N.J.; 104 in Trenton, N.J.; 103 in Norfolk, Va.; 102 in Baltimore, and record-breaking 108 in Newark, N.J.

    Central Park broke a record with 104 on Friday.

    The New York City Medical Examiner's Office reported Monday that a 94-year-old Brooklyn woman died last week of heat-related hyperthermia.