Northeast heat wave promises a scorching July Fourth

07 July, 2018, 07:58 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • 'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

A WBZ-TV Storm Watch Weather Alert has been issued for high heat, oppressive humidity and potential thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into the early evening. Temperatures there have been in the mid-90s since Sunday, and the heat will continue through Thursday, to highs around 93, before dropping back to average, or 77 degrees, on Friday.

The heat wave gripping Upstate New York, and the entire Northeast, shows no signs of abating.

HEAT ADVISORY is up for much of the area to Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

At least one heat-related death has been reported since the heat wave began late last week - a Pennsylvania woman who died while working in her garden on Saturday. Sunny. High: 70s - near 80 degrees.

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The city could top 90 for up to 7 consecutive days this week - something the National Weather Service in NY has said happens about once every 33 years. With the humidity, heat index values will reach the mid to upper 90s.

A cold front is approaching from the northwest, firing up a few thunderstorms as it inches closer.

But until then most of ME, with the exception of coastal areas, should expect to endure extremely hot weather. "In Southern California, the heat coming out of the deserts will expand and go into the valley areas".

The National Weather Service reported later Tuesday morning flooding had occurred in the area along Highway 14.

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The risk of damaging wind gusts remains rather low.

Jefferson County is also under an AIR QUALITY WARNING until Sunday at 11 p.m. At the same time, conditions will allow precursors to form ozone very efficiently in the region. When there's extreme heat, the steel on moveable bridges like it expands, Mike Claffey with the Chicago Department of Transportation said. Monday and Tuesday will bring more of the same.

On the Fourth of July the heat index will reach 99 degrees in Boston; 98 degrees in Washington, D.C.; 105 degrees in Louisville and 102 degrees in Memphis.

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