New York is the coolest city in the world (yes, we’re biased), but this week it’s going to be hot, hot, hot. The National Weather Service has issued yet another heat advisory for the New York area in effect starting 11am on Tuesday, August 28 until 9am on Wednesday, August 29.
Temperatures are expected to reach anywhere between 95 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you may want to find things to do indoors and spend your time in a space with AC as much as possible. The heat paired with New York’s simply dandy humidity has the power to make a 95-degree day feel as if it were 100 to 104 degrees. So if you’re having air conditioner issues at home, we have a great list of recommendations for places to go to stay cool. Before you decide to play hooky and hit one of New York's best beaches, just keep in mind that it is suggested to avoid being outdoors for long periods of time.
If you thought it was time to start wearing boots and turtlenecks for fall, we’re not out of the sweltering woods just yet. Luckily, the weather is expected to cool down later this week. Rain and thunderstorms are heading toward the city on Thursday and should push temperatures down into the 70s, which should make for a more chill Labor Day weekend. However, scattered showers may put a, er, damper on your BBQ plans.
Make the best of summer’s last hurrah and what will hopefully be the final heat advisory we experience this year.