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A heat advisory is in effect for NYC and hump day just got sweatier

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Helen Dugan

This week's soaring temperatures, humidity levels and scattered thunderstorms have officially called for a heat advisory and air quality alert to be issued in the tri-state area. While the actual temperature is only expected to reach the upper-80s or low-90s, the rising humidity will make matters worse. That's right, batten down the hatches and crank up the AC, because it's going to feel like 100 degrees.

It's not just flat hair and sweat stains you need to be worried about either—the National Weather Service warns that blistering temperatures and thick air can be dangerous. So make sure to stay hydrated, and if you were not already limiting your time spent outdoors, reassess your life choices. 

The warning has been issued through Thursday night—as if anybody needed another reason to wish the weekend was already here. Until then, this is a pretty good excuse to avoid the outside world entirely like it's the start of The Purge. We recommend catching up on Netflix binge-watching, and ordering in like a true New Yorker. Just be sure to tip your delivery guy well—it's pretty damn hot out there.

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