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A heat advisory has been issued for NYC as temperatures approach record highs

By Clayton Guse
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The end of summer is rapidly approaching, and with heat like this, we really can't wait. 

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York City beginning at noon today, as temperatures could break a century-old record. The temperature for the day is projected to top out at 91 degrees, and the heat index is expected to hit a sweltering 102. If the mercury rises a few more degrees than what our sage meteorologists are projecting, New Yorkers will be met with the worst heat on August 22 since 1916, when the high was 95 degrees. 

The heat advisory is in effect until 6pm, so it's a good call to avoid venturing outside until then. Sure, there are plenty of great places to cool off in the city, but with humidity levels approaching 100 percent, you'll likely become an unpleasantly sticky human if you travel to any of them.

Tuesday's heat wave isn't expected to hang around long, thankfully. A cold front heading toward the city is expected to push highs down into the 70s later this week, which should make for some delightful rooftop drinking

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