Last week, New Yorkers got a sweaty slap in the face when temperatures skyrocketed and heat indexes hit 100 degrees. This week, another heat wave has arrived in the city, and it promises to be pretty miserable.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory on Wednesday morning, which will be in effect through Thursday.
Heat Advisory in effect today through Thursday for portions of the area. Drink plenty of water and use air conditioning. pic.twitter.com/YjNGdSiKEC— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 19, 2017
Heat indexes are projected to hit the upper 90s, which isn't as hot as last week's scorcher but is still a painful reminder of how miserable New York can get during the summer. The city is taking steps toward curbing the dangerous effects of the heat wave, including opening up cooling centers across town and encouraging residents to curb their water and power usage.
Penn Station might be undergoing its own summer of hell, but the incessant heat waves are making the rest of the city feel like a trip into the inferno as well.