Raphael Miranda's forecast for Saturday, July 7.
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.
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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