Sunday heat – heat index well over 100 this afternoon

With the high heat and humidity over the next several days, the higher than normal demand for electricity to power AC units round the clock, will likely result in widely scattered brown-outs or power outages in and around our area. The link below is courtesy of PSE&G NJ and shows the current status of any outages.

PSE&G outage link

High pressure over the south east states will meander around the eastern seaboard and provide our area with very hot weather for the next 4-5 days thus ushering in our first heat-wave of the season.

Try to stay indoors and in an air conditioned environment during the hottest part of the day and remember to check on animals and the elderly. If you must be outside limit activities to later in the afternoon or early in morning. UV values will be high. If outside for a period of 15 minutes or greater remember to wear sunscreen SPF 30 (or higher) on uncovered skin, wear sunglasses, a hat and remember to read the product’s instructions for re-applying.

Current UV index – Maywood NJ

UV index and associated values.

UV

Current surface Conditions – surface temperatures at each of this stations are highlighted in red. Key below:

Surface Metar Map – Courtesy of NOAA

Courtesy – NOAA, Aviation Weather Center

Saturday’s is looking much like Friday except with slightly warmer temperatures. Highs in the mid to upper 90’s around the area. Warm SW winds 5-15 Mph. Heat index values 95-100. Temperatures remaining near 90 for a good portion of the evening, then dropping to lower and upper 70’s overnight.

Saturday Night, clear and warm, overnight lows in the city and nearby suburbs in the lower 80s.

Sunday; Sunny, some thin high clouds around…temperatures soaring in the upper 90’s and lower 100,s by mid afternoon for much of state and across LI. Increasing humility resulting in increased discomfort. Heat index values 105-110. Temperatures remaining in the 90’s for much of the area during much of the evening and finally dropping into the 80’s overnight.

With light and variable winds in the forecast for much of afternoon, the development of a sea breeze front along the immediate shore line and beaches is likely during the afternoon and will drop temperatures back to the upper 80’s and lower 90’s.

Sunday Night: Clear and uncomfortably warm, temperatures dropping to the upper 70’s to near 80 in the urban areas.

Monday the heat continues. Mostly sunny, hot and humid with high temperatures in the mid 90;s, some areas away from the shore could approach 100 again. SE winds 10-20 mph will drop temperatures back into the upper 80’s along the immediate shore.

Monday Night, mostly clear and uncomfortably warm and humid, lows in the lower 70’s.

Tuesday, Sunny, and hot once more with a slight change of a shower or thunderstorm …especially north of the area. Highs in the mid 90’s…cooler sea-breezes along the coast.

Current Surface temperatures – Courtesy of Intellicast

Current Surface Analysis Loop – Courtesy of Intellicast

Current Heat Index value – Maywood NJ

Current Heat Index value – Clifton, NJ

Current Heat Index value – Norwalk, CT

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