Heat Wave Longest Recorded in New York City in Over a Decade

If the temperature tops 90 degrees Saturday it will mark the seventh day of the heat wave

By Storm Team 4
|  Saturday, Jul 20, 2013  |  Updated 1:02 PM EDT
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Raphael Miranda's forecast for Saturday, July 20.

Raphael Miranda's forecast for Saturday, July 20.

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Early Morning Forecast for Saturday, July 20

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A heat advisory is in effect for New York City and much of the tri-state area Saturday as the region prepares for another day of steamy temperatures. The temperature hit 90 degrees shortly after noon, marking the seventh day of a heat wave and the longest since 2002.

In 2002 there were two long heat waves, one that lastest eight days during July and August and one that lasted nine days in August. In 1999 there was an 11-day heat wave. The longest ever recorded lasted 12 days in 1953.

This July is on track to be one of the 10 hottest on record in Central Park if temperatures stay at or slightly above average.

Heat index values through Saturday evening will be in the 95-100 degree range, but the heat and humidity are expected to be less intense than earlier in the week. 

Storms are possible throughout the day but are more likely in the late afternoon and evening.

Here is your forecast through Wednesday:

TODAY: Hazy, hot and humid with strong-to-severe storms possible.
HIGH: 92
Average High: 84
Average Low: 69
Sunrise: 5:42 a.m.
Sunset: 8:22 p.m.

TONIGHT: Showers and storms early, then mostly cloudy and warm.
LOW: 74

TOMORROW: Mostly sunny, warm and a little less humid. A stray thunderstorm. 
HIGH: 85

MONDAY: Partly sunny with an afternoon storm chance.
HIGH: 83

TUESDAY: Partly sunny with a few afternoon storms.
HIGH: 85

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a few storms.

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