Oppressive heat and humidity will continue through Sunday with a strong upper-level ridge over region. Temperatures are already approaching the upper 80s or lower 90s late this morning. High temperatures will be middle to upper 90s both Saturday and Sunday, over much of the region. Heat index values will be between 105F to 110F this afternoon. Therefore the National Weather Service now has excessive heat warnings for most of the region through Sunday. Take precautions to stay well-hydrated, while outdoors this weekend.
Some scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon and evening hours today and Sunday. A lack of deep layer shear and large scale forcing will likely inhibit more organized or widespread severe weather threats in the region. But with extreme levels of instability and moisture in the atmosphere, a few thunderstorms could become strong or severe with gusty winds, torrential downpours and frequent cloud to ground lightning. Some other highlights.
- Scattered showers and thunderstorms could delays for Mets and Yankees games this weekend. Stay tuned to the Sportscast page for more updates.
- There will be moderate or high risks for rip current along the beaches this weekend with the southerly winds. Check the surf zone forecast page for more information
- It will likely be very warm and humid Monday and Tuesday with more showers and thunderstorms.
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