High Heat, Humidity Across Tri-State Area During Year's Third Heat Wave

Afternoon thunderstorms may bring some relief from the heat, although it may be severe in parts

Saturday, Jul 7, 2012  |  Updated 9:00 PM EDT
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Raphael Miranda's forecast for Saturday, July 7.

Raphael Miranda's forecast for Saturday, July 7.

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New Yorkers Brace for Saturday Scorcher

The heat could feel as strong as 106 degrees in the sun and heat advisories and warnings have been posted for the tri-state. Tracie Strahan has more.
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The heat warning has been canceled throughout New York City, but remains in effect in parts of New Jersey as we reach the middle of our third heat wave of the year.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 7 p.m. in parts of the tri-state, with a threat of damaging winds and hail throughout the afternoon.

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Saturday's temperature is expected to approach 100 degrees, with high humidity pushing the "real-feel" to as high as 106 degrees.

It may be the hottest day of the year, and some areas may even break records.

The power grid will be strained Saturday with air conditioners running high. During the heat, people should stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity and try to limit their time outside during the day.

Three heat waves this early in the season is rare. Statistics from the National Weather Service found that the last time the New York City area saw three heat waves up to this point in July was in the hot summer of 1966 -- which had four heat waves by the middle of the month.

The first heat wave in our area this year was June 20-22, with other hot stretches on June 29-July 1 and July 4-6.

On Sunday, the temperature and humidity will in the afternoon after some morning showers.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will see highs in the low-80s, with some clouds. 

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