As said yesterday, today and tomorrow's temperatures for much of the Northeast will be in the low-mid 90's with heat index values in the reaching 100° and over 100° inland. What's heat index? Well that's temperature combined with the humidity, aka what the body feels like outside. Clouds will be absent for today, meaning that the sun will be hitting us full force, so make sure you have plenty of water with you and put on some sunscreen if you go outside. Also most importantly take care of your kids and pets. Don't let them get dehydrated and make sure they don't get overheated. This is especially if you leave them in cars, so have the AC running if you need to leave them in the car, as the normal greenhouse effect in cars can leave them heating up well over 100° even if the windows are left open. After only 5 minutes the inside of the car can climb 12°, rising 19° after just 10 minutes, and a very scary 45-50° after an hour. With temperatures around 92-95° for this weekend, here's how your car will look with the sun beating down on it:
So keep cool in the heat everyone. Something I've found VERY useful is a misting bottle for a quick and easy cooldown. Tomorrow's showers and thunderstorms should cool things down once they pass through, but that's after the temperatures soar once again. I'm just glad that we're still 11° away from our record highs. Let's hope it turns back into Fall before we have to deal with that.