Heat index soars above 100 degrees as Washington confronts summer's hottest day

Heat index soars above 100 degrees as Washington confronts summer's hottest day

Heat index soars above 100 degrees as Washington confronts summer's hottest day

"To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments", the weather service's NY office said in its heat advisory. Models continue to trend with less in the way of 90s and triple digit heat, and more 80s and 90s, along with chances for showers and storms. The heat will peak around 5 p.m. when Raleigh, Wilson and Rocky Mount could all feel like 103 degrees.

Officials are advising at-risk New Yorkers to take the necessary precautions for the unbearably hot and humid weather expected Thursday, which has already prompted a heat advisory in the five boroughs and an air quality alert for much of the tri-state area. The high should reach 93 degrees with isolated showers and thunderstorms expected to roll in after 3 p.m. before clearing up around 9 p.m., when temperatures will begin to drop to 76 degrees. Hot/humid/hazy. High temps will be in the mid-upper 90s.

As the area tries to beat the heat, the National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the heat advisory through Thursday at 7 p.m. A cold front will sweep through the region late Friday night, and ahead of it will be a good chance for scattered thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon.

Today will be another day similar to what we've see the last few days. They have been issued for the Peninsula, the Southside, and northeast North Carolina.

Next week will see typical late day shower and storm chances with highs staying around 90 in the afternoon and overnight lows staying in the mid to low 70s. Highs will climb into the mid to upper 80s to close out the weekend. Skies will be partly cloudy.

Showers and storms are flaring up south of I-20 and points southward especially.

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