When my mother texted me over the weekend asking whether my building had air conditioning for some impending heat wave, I laughed. Now, I'm considering working on our relationship so I can score a new wall unit for every window in my apartment.
We're officially in "call your ex who has central air" weather, with Monday's expected high to hit 92 degrees and a heat index score of 95. If the forecast holds true, it will be the hottest June 18 ever recorded in the city, beating out a high of 91 in 1962. Due to poor air quality, thick humidity and the sheer deluge of humanity that packs the city, it could very well feel like triple digits outside. Some schools in the tri-state area will be closing early, and the National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert, which is in effect until 11pm. Governor Andrew Cuomo has also urged New Yorkers to limit outdoor activity and help children and the elderly get through the day.
Tomorrow should drop by two or three degrees. By Wednesday, temperatures should drop to a high of around 80 degrees, so hang in there, kitties. At least we can look forward to a pleasantly hot NYC Pride this weekend.